Missouri 3rd-grader wins Google's `doodle' contest - KMOV.com

Missouri 3rd-grader wins Google's `doodle' contest

EL DORADO SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) -- The artwork of a Missouri third-grader adorns Google's homepage Thursday.
  

Makenzie Melton, who is 9 and from El Dorado Springs in southwest Missouri, won Google's nationwide competition for a "doodle" that incorporates Google's colorful logo. The competition was for K-12 students.
  

The Columbia Daily Tribune reported Thursday that Makenzie's drawing, "Rainforest Habitat" was chosen out of 33,000 entries from across the United States. Online voting during the past week narrowed it down to four finalists. Google executives chose the winner.
  

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

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