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Oklahoma student designs doodle for Google

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MIDWEST CITY – A student at a local school could soon have his art displayed on a popular website for the world to see.

Google announced the 50 state winners in its seventh annual ‘Doodle 4 Google’ competition.

The contest is open to students across the United States.

Participants are told to redesign the Google logo with the theme, “If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place…”

Robert Tanner McAfee, a seventh grader from Carl Albert Middle School, is one of the state winners with his doodle, “G.O.O.P.”

The doodle depicts his imaginary invention, the “Gas and Oil Organic Purifier,” which would help clean up oil spills in the ocean.

McAffee’s doodle was selected from tens of thousands of entries received this year, which ranged from water purification to nutrition solutions.

Now, residents across the country can vote for their favorite doodle from the 50 state winners.

Voting is open until May 9 to determine the five national finalists.

Google will announce the finalists and one of them as the national winner on May 21 at an awards ceremony.

The winning student will work with Google’s team of professional doodlers to animate their doodle.

The doodle will then be displayed on the Google homepage on June 9.

The winner will also take home a $30,000 college scholarship and his or her school will receive a $50,000 Google for Education grant.