Barrington 7th Grader Named a Google State Winner

National winner will receive a $30,000 college scholarship

By Amanda Bonafiglia
|  Wednesday, May 1, 2013  |  Updated 10:51 PM CDT
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Barrington 7th Grader Named a Google State Winner

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An artfully-drawn skier flying down a slope over a rainbow and into an extra-large fudge sundae may make a seventh grader from South Barrington a top hit on Google this month.

Meg Metha, a student at Station Middle School in Barrington, was selected from more than 130,000 students to represent Illinois in Google’s sixth annual Doodle 4 Google contest. The contest invited K-12 students to redesign the Google logo inspired by the theme, "My Best Day Ever."

Family, friends, Rep. Peter Roskam and Google officials gathered Wednesday for a school-wide assembly to unveil Metha’s doodle. The design, featuring a brand new puppy, A+ report card and Metha reading under the stars, will be displayed in a special exhibit at the American Museum of National History in New York along with all 50 state winners.

Metha is also in the running to become the national winner who will receive a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 technology grant for school.

Google will decide the winner from the top five finalists determined by public vote, one in each grade group. The finalists and all 50 state winners will be invited to an awards ceremony on May 22 where the national winner will be announced.

The public can vote for their favorite designs until May 10 at: http://www.google.com/doodle4google/vote.html.

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