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May 2, 2012 at 6:00 AM

Kenmore teen finalist in Google doodle contest

Samantha Carey, a ninth-grader at Northshore Junior High, today was named one of 50 state winners in the annual Doodle 4 Google contest in which students across the country compete to have their doodle grace the search giant’s home page. Carey, 14, was among 114,000 K-12 students who participated in this year’s contest with the theme…


Comments | Topics: art, Doodle 4 Google, Education

May 17, 2011 at 11:30 AM

Bill and Melinda Gates in National Portrait Gallery

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery today is unveiling its latest acquisition, a portrait of Bill and Melinda Gates painted by Jon Friedman. There’s no reference to Microsoft in the portrait, which emphasizes their stature as philanthropists. They’re seated in front of a video monitor showing African girls and the motto of their charitable foundation, “All Lives…


Comments | Topics: art, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates