Sharon Sara, who attends Vaughn Elementary School, is the winner of the 2020 Doodle for Google contest.

On Wednesday, the company revealed that Sara’s unique illustration beat out tens of thousands of entries from students all over the country in response to this year’s theme, “I show kindness by...” 

The fifth grader’s drawing, which can be seen on Google’s homepage, features girls of different colors and styles holding hands in solidarity.

Sara’s Doodle titled, “Together As One” was inspired by her personal experiences with friendships, and her desire to spread kindness.

“I thought about my personal experiences. People have not wanted to be my friend because of how I look, so I decided to draw what I do!” she told Google.

“No matter what people look like, you look on the inside and then decide if you want to be their friend.” 

Despite her negative experiences, Sara refuses to judge others based on their appearance. “Kindness means to not look at someone from the outside, but look at their personality, and being open to their friendship,” she said.

Sara admitted she was shocked after winning the national contest but admitted that the victory has had a positive effect on her life.

“When I found out, I could feel my face turn red like a tomato, I was so excited! I was already excited that I was one of the five national finalists and it still didn’t feel real,” she revealed.

“I was so happy, my parents told me during school which was a big surprise! It’s made me a lot more confident!” Sara added.

Along with having her doodle featured on Google’s homepage all day long, Sara is being honored with a $30,000 college scholarship, and an additional $50,000 technology award for her school.

Google Logo The Google search logo is pictured in its classic format, though it often changes with the Google Doodle. Photo: Google