Third Grader Wins Doodle 4 Google

Thanks to a box of colored pencils and a whole lot of creativity, Makenzie Melton now has a $15,000 college scholarship, a netbook computer and a $25,000 technology grant for a new computer lab at her school. Lucky third grader if I say so myself. Now Makenzie’s future is secured. Good for the kid.

Melton’s doodle, titled “Rainforest Habitat” will appear on the Google homepage Thursday.

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 twelve grade.

The theme for the doodle was “If I could do anything, I would…”. A panel of well-known illustrators, cartoonists and animators helped choose the winning doodle. Congratulations! (Photo taken from CNN)

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