The 2009 Doodle 4 Google winner is Christin Engelberth, a sixth grader at Bernard Harris Middle School in San Antonio, Texas. Her entry was "A New Beginning" based on the theme of this year's contest, What I Wish for the World. Her wish is that "out of the current crisis, discoveries will be found to help the Earth prosper once more."
The three national finalists were:
Miriam Elizabeth Lowery ~ Grade K, Austin Peay Elementary
"Friendship Around the World"
Blakely Linz ~ Grade 7, Indian Hill Middle School,
"Stop to Smell the Flowers"
Emerald Lu ~ Grade 10, Covington Latin School
"From the Ashes"