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Google Names Designs By Two NMS Students As State Winners

By Staff | Jun 9, 2010

Kayna Anderson and Trey Baker show off their winning Doodle4Google designs. They were named among the eight state winners.

Two students from New Martinsville School were named state winners in the Doodle4Google contest.

Second grade student Kayna Anderson won in the Kindergarten through third grade category. She is the daughter of Alan and Anissa Anderson and sister of last year’s winner. Sixth grade student Trey Baker won in the grades four though six category. He is the son of Alan and Deanne Baker. Both of these students’ artwork can be seen on the doodle4google.com Web page.

Of the 33,000 entries across the country, 400 state finalists were chosen, two in each age group in each state. The 400 State Finalists were chosen by Google employees based on artistic merit, creativity, theme communication, and appropriateness of the supporting statement.

The Doodle 4 Google contest is all about designing and dreaming big, and this year they asked students to design the Google logo with the theme, “If I Could Do Anything, I Would…”

Baker’s entry said, “If I could do anything I would search the sea for new discoveries that would benefit people, animals and the environment and help us live more in harmony with the Earth.

Google Design by Kayna Anderson

Anderson’s entry said, “If I could do anything I would travel the world. I can study the world by using a map, globe or book. When I am older I can get a passport to travel to see the world. Until then I will use Google to travel the world using the Internet.”

Doodles have long been a part of Google’s history. Dennis Hwang became Google’s chief doodler when founders Larry Page, president of Products, and Sergey Brin, president of Technology, asked then-intern Dennis to design a logo for the Fourth of July in 2000.

Since then, the doodle team has celebrated and marked worldwide events, anniversaries, and holidays with doodles that are designed on, around, and through the Google logo on the site’s home page. Google doodles have been produced for the birthdays of several noted artists and scientists, including Andy Warhol, Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, Louis Braille, Percival Lowell, Edvard Munch, among others.

Google Design by Trey Baker