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Wis. teen designed today's Google doodle, won $30K scholarship

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A Wisconsin teenager's doodle is featured on Google's home page Thursday – a sketch that depicts a cherished memory of the day her father returned after 18 months of serving in Iraq.

For her artwork, titled "Coming Home," Sabrina Brady, 18, a high school senior in Sparta, Wis., about 25 northeast of La Crosse, won a $30,000 college scholarship, a Chromebook computer and a $50,000 technology grant for her school, the Associated Press reported.

The annual Doodle 4 Google contest invites K-12 students to submit designs around a theme. This year's was “My Best Day Ever...” Last year's winner was Dylan Hoffman, also of Wisconsin.

In addition to cash and a computer, winners have the honor of millions of people seeing their artwork on the Google search page for a day.

Google said millions of votes were cast this year on 130,000 submissions in the contest.

Brady chatted about her artwork on the "Today" show (below). She was 10 when her dad returned from the service. A Google official joining her on the show said the work makes an instant emotional connection. "As soon as you see it, you can feel it."

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