Student’s doodle charms Google

A St. Croix Preparatory Academy student was a state finalist in the state in the Doodle 4 Google competition.

SCPA junior Lauren Strohbehn won first place in the state. More than 114,000 entries were submitted in this year’s contest.

Doodle 4 Google is a contest where it invites students in the U.S. to use their artistic talents to redesign Google’s homepage logo. This year, Google asked students to exercise their creative imaginations around the theme, "If I could travel in time, I’d visit…" One of the student artists will see their artwork appear on the Google homepage and take home prizes. The winning artwork will also appear on a limited edition of Crayola’s 64-crayon box.

State finalists are the highest ranked doodle from each grade group in each state and state winners are the highest ranked doodle per state regardless of age group. Strohbehn was a state finalist. Her artwork was the highest ranked doodle from 10th to 12th grade in the state. Strohbehn’s entry was titled "Mysteries of the Maya."

The 50 state winners were chosen by Google employees and guest judges – including Katy Perry, Jeff "Swampy" March, Jordin Sparks, Mo Willems and Holly Black – from the 250 state finalists.