Girl Who Wanted To Be Artist Killed In Uvalde Shooting Has Been Honoured With A Google Doodle
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A ‘lovable’ daughter and sister, Alithia Ramirez, who wanted to be remembered for her art has been honoured by Google.
The 10-year-old of Uvalde, Texas, was one of the 19 children and two teachers who were sadly killed in the Texas Shooting on 24 May.
Earlier in the year, the search engine asked young students to submit entries for its 'Doodle for Google' contest.
The winner will see their artwork on Google.com for 24 hours.
Alithia entered the competition prior to the March deadline, sharing a drawing of a girl on a sofa with two balls of yarn and a pet, along with the 'Google' letters spelled out in art on the wall over the couch.
"I want the world to see my art and show the world what I can do, I want people to be happy when they see my passion in art," Alithia wrote in her submission.
Ryan Ramirez, Alithia's father, said that his daughter was 'very lovable and kind' and 'always had a crayon in hand, just going to town'.
Grandmother, Rosa Maria Ramirez, also told ABC: ""She was a very talented little girl. She loved to draw. She was real sweet, never getting into trouble.
"She was drawing to be able to put her drawing in the Google.
"She was trying to win the Google (contest)."
Earlier this month, the Uvalde school district’s police chief decided to step down from his position on the city council just weeks after being sworn in.
It comes after allegations of the lack of immediate police response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School.
Pete Arredondo told the Uvalde Leader-News he decided to quit for the good of the city administration.
He was elected to the District 3 council position on May 7 and sworn in — in a behind-closed-doors ceremony — on 31 May, just a week after the massacre.
Mr Arredondo said: “After much consideration, I regret to inform those who voted for me that I have decided to step down as a member of the city council for District 3.
“The mayor, the city council, and the city staff must continue to move forward without distractions. I feel this is the best decision for Uvalde.”
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