Watch CBS News

Cupertino High School Student Becomes Only California Finalist In 'Doodle4Google' Contest

CUPERTINO (CBS SF) -- A South Bay high school student is on the brink of a big win for her and her school after becoming the only California finalist for Google's doodle contest.

Most kids noodle around, doodling mindlessly to kill time.

Christina Wu doodled a noodle mindfully, and it could send her to college.

"I won the Doodle4Google contest for the state of California," Wu said.

Wu drew noodles and other Asian cultural icons, and turned them into the Google logo.

She is now the only California finalist for the contest that could bring her $30,000 in scholarships.

"I just thought I should draw what I really like, which is what makes me, me, and that's Asian culture," Wu said.

Her school, Monta Vista High, could make $50,000 if her doodle, one of 100,000 sent in, is the final winner.

She is a gifted artist, from Greek to anime, but it's doodling that could bring her the big prize.

"This is my first really big contest I won, so I'm really excited," Wu said.

You can help her win. Vote for her by going to


View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.