|Published:||May 21, 2010 6:48 PM EDT|
|Updated:||May 21, 2010 7:24 PM EDT|
LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Lee County Public Schools is proud to recognize Tyler Worden, a student at Island Coast High School, for being named one of the Regional Finalists for the "Doodle 4 Google" competition.
This year, more than 33,000 submissions were received from across America, and out of this pool of entries Google selected 40 “top doodles” as Regional Finalists.
This means that Tyler is the Grades 7-9 Winner for Region 4, which consists of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. For being a Regional Finalist, he will receive a trip to New York City for an event on May 26, a T-shirt printed with his doodle on it and will be featured in a national exhibit at the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.
Anyone who has ever used the search engine Google knows the site’s homepage logo changes for special holidays and events. Google calls these special logos “doodles,” and for the past three years they’ve been hosting a “Doodle 4 Google” competition, which invites students in grades K-12 to “redesign” the Google logo according to a specific theme.
This year’s theme is, “If I Could Do Anything, I Would…” The winning student’s school gets $25,000 for a new computer lab and he or she wins a $15,000 college scholarship and the chance to have his or her design on the Google.com homepage for a day for millions of people to see.
You can view the Regional Finalists’ entries by visiting the search engine (www.google.com). Out of the Regional Finalists, a panel of judges will select four National Finalists. And from this select group, one will be named the "National Winner of Doodle 4 Google" and the national winner's doodle will 'go live' on the Google homepage for 24 hours.