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Summerville student's art named Doodle 4 Google state winner

John Wright's Doodle 4 Google invention would turn trash into flowers. John Wright's Doodle 4 Google invention would turn trash into flowers.
SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - A Summerville middle school student's artwork could soon be featured on Google's homepage, with a little help from you.

John Christopher Wright, a 7th grader at Rollings Middle School of the Arts, has been named the South Carolina winner in the 7th annual Doodle 4 Google competition. This year's contest asked K-12 students to redesign the Google logo using the theme "If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place."

Titled "The J Nation Recycling Machine," John's doodle depicts an invention that turns recycled waste into flowers.

"The thing I would invent would be a recycling machine that not only recycles, but turns trash into flowers. This invention would help make the world better by making it a cleaner, safer, healthier, and prettier place to live," John writes.

The public can vote from April 29 to May 9 on their favorite doodle from the 50 state winners. The top five doodles - one from each grade group - will be named national finalists, with the winner being crowned on May 21 at the Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.

The winning student will work with Google's team to animate their doodle, which will then be displayed on the Google homepage on June 9. In addition to having their artwork showcased to millions around the world, the winner will also receive a $30,000 college scholarship and their school will receive a $50,000 Google for Education grant towards the establishment and improvement of a computer lab or technology program.

To see the full list of state winners and to vote, click here.

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