Madison middle school student creates winning Google doodle

Madison middle school student creates winning Google doodle
Alyssa Anderson

A James C. Wright Middle School student has won a competition to create a doodle that could appear on the Google homepage.

Alyssa Anderson, a seventh-grader, is one of 53 state and territory winners in Google’s ninth annual Doodle 4 Google competition. The theme of the competition was “What I see for the future …”

Anderson’s doodle is called, “New Life for the Extinct,” depicting the return of extinct animals. Her doodle was selected from thousands of entries received this year.

Students at James C. Wright Middle School helped Alyssa celebrate Thursday during a surprise assembly.
Google users will vote for their favorite doodle until March 6 at this site.

The public vote will determine the five national finalists, one from each grade group. Google will announce the five national finalists and one of them as the national winner on March 31. The winner’s doodle will go live on Google.com that day.

The national winner will take home a $30,000 college scholarship and his or her school will receive a $50,000 Google for Education grant toward the establishment and improvement of a computer lab or technology program.