"My Best Day Ever" was the theme of this year's national Doodle 4 Google contest, and when Sewell seventh grader Maria Iannone heard back in April that her artwork had been selected as her state's winner, that was a very good day indeed.
This week was even better.
On Tuesday, at a fete for the state finalists at Google's Manhattan offices, Maria learned she was one of five national winners.
"I was kind of overwhelmed, but I wasn't really freaking out or anything," Maria said Wednesday, remembering her name being called as the winner in the sixth-and-seventh-grade age group.
After that, the state and national winners were taken to the American Museum of Natural History to see their artwork, which will be on display through July 14.