3rd Grade Student Wins Doodle 4 Google

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If you noticed the Google Doodle today May 27th, it features a colored drawing of a rainforest. That work of art belongs to this year’s Doodle 4 Google winner – Makenzie Melton, a 3rd grade student from El Dorado Springs, Missouri. This year’s Doodle 4 Google theme is “If I Could Do Anything, I Would …” and Makenzie’s doodle, titled “Rainforest Habitat” was announced as the winner in an awards ceremony held yesterday in New York.

Here’s a photo of the original piece created by Makenzie Melton:

Rainforest Habitat
Rainforest Habitat

I chose this doodle because the rainforest is in danger and it is not fair to the plants and animals. I love everything except spiders and snakes, but I would still save them.

Makenzie Melton
Age 9, Grade 3
El Dorado Springs, R-2 Schools
El Dorado Springs, Missouri

Makenzie’s piece was selected from more than 33,000 submissions from all over the United States. For winning the 2010 Doodle 4 Google contest, not only did Makenzie’s winning doodle get featured today on Google’s homepage but she also received a $15,000 college scholarship, a netbook computer and a $25,000 technology grant for a new computer lab at her school.

The finalists for Doodle 4 Google 2010 were selected by a group of “Expert Jurors”, well-known illustrators, cartoonists and animators from organizations like Disney, The Sesame Street Workshop, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates and Peanuts and Pixar Animation Studios. If you want to see the Regional and State finalist doodles for this year’s Doodle 4 Google, head over to The Official Google Blog.

Congratulations Makenzie and job well done!

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