Akilah Johnson: Google’s Big Winner

Akilah Johnson Doodle

Akilah Johnson was “surprised and overwhelmed” when she learned that she was a national finalist in the “Doodle 4 Google” contest; Akilah is a sophomore at Eastern Senior High School in Northeast Washington and has just been named Google’s big winner in the national contest, topping the 53 state and territory champions.  Her work had been culled from about 100,000 student entries (Johnson, 2016).


 All of the finalists accomplished some very great and notable works. I posted this one because it is a power narrative – a departure from the deficit narrative of young black students. This is a great example and display of talent.  I love it.  Period, Case-Closed!


Johnson, A. (2016, March 21). Google. Retrieved from National Finalists: https://www.google.com/doodle4google/gallery.html

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