Niskayuna sophomore places in Google art competition for third year

doodle imageLiu's Google Doodle, as it appeared on her Google homepage yesterday.

A certificate from Google congratulating Liu on her top-250 standing as a State Finalist

Veronica Liu. Photo by Rebecca Isenhart

Veronica Liu. Photo by Rebecca Isenhart

NISKAYUNA–Veronica Liu, a sophomore at Niskayuna High School and one of the students who helped paint Glencliff Elementary’s new trail sign, has been recognized as one of the top 250 artists in a national art competition for students that elicited over 100,000 submissions.

The Doodle 4 Google art competition is a yearly event that invites students from grades K-12 to submit art that addresses a rotating theme. The winning student’s art is animated and featured on the Google homepage. The winner also receives a college scholarship and a grant for his or her school.

The 2014 theme invited students to draw an invention that would make the world a better place.

Liu’s piece, which won her a State Finalist title, is titled “Clean Water for All.” Her artist statement reads: “~780 million people worldwide are without clean drinking water. If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place, I would invent a converter that would transform dirty water into clean, drinkable water.”

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Liu’s Google Doodle, as it appeared on her Google homepage yesterday.

Liu also received State Finalist honors for the same competition twice before, in 2012 as a Michigan resident and in 2013 after she moved to Niskayuna.

In addition to a congratulatory certificate from Google, Liu was also excited to find her doodle on her personal Google homepage.

The national winner for the competition was also from New York State.

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Rebecca Isenhart
Rebecca Isenhart is the reporter/writer for Your Niskayuna, presented by the Daily Gazette of Schenectady.