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Google posts 3rd grader's art

By AP/St. Louis Public Radio

El Dorado Springs, MO – Google's homepage Thursday featured the artwork of a 3rd grader from southwest Missouri.

9-year-old Makenzie Melton of El Dorado Springs won Google's nationwide competition for the "doodle," or artwork that changes the company's colorful logo.

The competition was for K-12 students. Makenzie's drawing, "Rainforest Habitat," was chosen out of 33,000 entries from across the U.S.

Online voting during the past week narrowed it down to four finalists. Google executives chose the winner.

Makenzie has won $15,000 and a netbook computer. Her school receives a $25,000 technology grant for a new computer lab.


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