6th grader from Covington selected as state winner in Doodle 4 Google art contest

Photo provided by Doodle 4 Google.
Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 1:14pm

A 6th grader from Abita Springs Middle was selected from more than 130,000 students as a winner in the Doodle 4 Google competition. Now, the public has a chance to help her win top prize, which includes a college scholarship and $50,000 grant for the winner’s school.

Google announced on Wednesday that local girl Megan Barr is the winner of the Louisiana submissions.

Barr’s winning picture will be displayed among the other state winners at a special exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. The exhibit will open on May 22 and remain up until July 14

The public is now allowed to vote in the final round of the competition. The five with the most votes will then compete to become the national winner, which will be announced on the opening day of the exhibit.

The final winner 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 their school.

Click here to view a full list of winners and to vote for your favorite. Voting will continue until May 10.
 

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