Dayton 3rd Grade Student Wins Doodle4Google In Tennessee

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Annaliese Tester, a third grader at Dayton City School, has emerged victorious over all other entries in Tennessee with her “Clean our World with Litterbot” drawing. The theme of the Doodle 4 Google contest is, “If I could invent 1 thing to make the world a better place…”  

Annaliese’s drawing shows a robot chewing up garbage in a landfill. The school's art teacher, Nela Swiney, worked closely with Anna and twenty four other students who submitted artwork to Google.

The national competition is open to students in grades K-12.
 Voting continues through May 9. Annaliese will be traveling to California to visit Google headquarters and hopefully be one of the five national finalists. Google judges will  pick a national winner on May 21, at an awards ceremony in Mountain View, Ca. 

The winning student gets the opportunity to work with Google’s team of professionals to animate the doodle. The winning animated doodle will be displayed on the Google homepage on June 9. The winning student will also receive a $30,000 college scholarship. The winning school gets a $50,000 Google for Education grant towards the establishment and improvement of a computer lab or technology program. 

To vote for Annaliese, in her effort to reach the top five, vote here or visit Daytoncity.net to vote and read more about the national event.

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