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    Alexander student named finalist in Google Doodle contest

    5:13 AM, May 2, 2013   |    comments
    Madeleine Robinson, a 14-year-old Alexander resident, was named the Arkansas state winner in the sixth annual Doodle 4 Google competition.
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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Google announced the 50 state winners in its sixth annual Doodle 4 Google competition, a contest open to K-12 students across the Unites States to redesign the Google logo inspired by the theme "My Best Day Ever..." Madeleine Robinson, a 14-year-old Alexander resident, was named the Arkansas state winner. Her artwork was selected from more than 130,000 students who submitted entries this year.

    Madeleine's doodle along with the other winning designs will also be displayed in a online gallery as well as at a special exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York from May 22 - July 14.
    Starting today, the public will be able to vote for their favorite doodle from the 50 state winners and help select five national finalists (one per grade group). Voting will be open from May 1 to May 10, where public will determine the five national finalists, one in each grade group.

    On May 22, Google will then announce the five national finalists and one of them as the national winner at an awards ceremony at its New York City office, which all 50 state winners will be invited to. The winning student's doodle will be displayed on the Google homepage on May 23 and will receive a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 technology grant for his/her school.

    To view a full list of winners and to vote for Madeleine's doodle, visit: http://www.google.com/doodle4google/vote.html  

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