by Daelyn Fortney
Categories: Contests.
Photo: Google

After receiving more than 33,000 submissions Google has announced the winner of this year’s Doodle 4 Google contest which asked children to exercise their imaginations around the theme, “If I Could Do Anything, I Would …”

Makenzie Melton, third grader at El Dorado Springs R-2 Schools in El Dorado Springs, Missouri, picked up the top honor for her design entitled, “Rainforest Habitat.”

Mackenzie explains, “I chose this doodle because the rainforest is in danger and it is not fair to the plants and animals. I love everything except spiders and snakes, but I would still save them.”

Google awarded the creative student with a $15,000 college scholarship, a netbook computer, and a $25,000 grant for a new computer lab at her school.

  • carole

    good for her!! That’s a whole lotta money too. Hopefully she keeps that mind frame when she’s older and can continue to volunteer her time to such worthy causes. It just goes to show that age doesn’t matter when raising awareness.

  • Sonia

    Good job Mackenzie! Very cute! I feel the same way about sharks:)

  • ash

    Ha ha I feel the same way about critters I don’t particularly want to cuddle but they deserve life too!