Girl, 9, Wins $15K in Google Doodle Contest

Rainforest-themed logo beats 33K kids
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 28, 2010 3:40 AM CDT
"I chose this doodle because the rainforest is in danger and it is not fair to the plants and animals," Makenzie wrote. "I love everything except spiders and snakes, but I would still save them."   (Google)

(Newser) – A Missouri third-grader's doodle topped 33,000 entries in this year's Google Doodle contest. Makenzie Melton's "Rainforest Habitat" drawing appeared on Google's front page all day yesterday. Google has awarded the 9-year-old artist a netbook and a $15,000 scholarship. Her school was given a $25,000 grant toward a new computer lab, reports the Colombia Daily Tribune reports.
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