‘Doodle 4 Google’ Mississippi Winner
A talented student in Ocean Springs could soon have her art on the Google homepage for hundreds of millions to see.
Ocean Springs Upper Elementary fourth grader Gwen Lyons is the Mississippi winner for the ninth annual ‘Doodle 4 Google’ competition, a contest open to kindergarten through 12th grade students across the country to redesign the Google logo inspired by the theme ‘What I see for the future.’
Google representatives were on hand today as Gwen’s drawing was unveiled during a surprise assembly at the school. Gwen’s drawing tells a story of aliens and people becoming friends. “Well nobody else was doing it, they were doing like different stuff in the future like rocket boots and all of that. I decided to do something a little more different. Thank you everyone for supporting me and believing in me through the way,” said Gwen.
The winning doodles will soon show up at doodles.google.com/D4G and you can vote once a day for your favorite doodle through March 1st. From there five finalists will go on to the national competition where a panel of Google employees will choose the national winner. His or her doodle will be featured on the Google homepage March 31st.