Missouri third-grader wins ‘Doodle 4 Google’ contest

For winning Google’s 2010 Doodle 4 Google contest, third-grader Makenzie Melton from El Dorado Springs, Mo., now has a $15,000 college scholarship, a netbook computer, and a $25,000 technology grant for a new computer lab at her school, CNN reports. Melton’s doodle, titled “Rainforest Habitat,” will appear on the Google home page May 27. The doodle, which expresses Melton’s “concern that the rainforest is in danger,” was chosen over more than 33,000 submissions by students ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade, according to a post on the Official Google Blog. Melton and the rest of the applicants were asked to develop a doodle for the site’s home page based on the theme, “If I could do anything, I would…” A panel of “well-known illustrators, cartoonists, and animators” helped choose the winning doodle, according to the blog…

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