Donegal student doodles her way to €10,000

3 Mar 2010

Donegal student Ruth Deeney has won the top prize in the second year of the Doodle for Google competition held in Ireland.

With her drawing that imagines what her future will be like while incorporating the Google logo, Deeney was picked by public vote and has won her school – the Loreto Community School in Milford – a €10,000 technology grant from Google.

“My future begins at the centre of Google.  Myself as a fortune teller foresees everything around me,” said Deeney.

“The future being squeaky clean, shiny and painted chrome, not by humans of course! We won’t have to lift a finger with our advanced technology, like nanny robots and elevators to other planets. Future here we come!”

Her winning doodle can be seen on the homepage for Google Ireland all day today.

While Deeney is the overall winner, the Doodle for Google competition was divided into four categories: transition year, 5th, 6th year and a Youthreach category.

The three winners in the remaining categories were: Ellen Hayden, Scoil Bhríde, Ballyboy, Co Offaly; Savannah Bergin, Scoil Rois in Galway and Ciara Hayley, Loreto Community School, Milford, Co Donegal, all of whom will receive a laptop along, as will their teachers.

In total there are 80 regional finalists whose doodles can be seen on the wall of the Trinity Science Gallery from Friday 26 February to Thursday 4 March.

By Marie Boran

Photo: Ruth Deeney displays her winning Google doodle