Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Summerville student's drawing chosen for national Doodle 4 Google contest

Vote now for 'The J Nation Recycling Machine'

Posted by Sam Spence on Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 11:53 AM

click to enlarge Summerville 7th grader John Christopher Wright's "J Nation Recycling Machine" - COURTESY OF GOOGLE
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  • Summerville 7th grader John Christopher Wright's "J Nation Recycling Machine"

A Summerville 7th grader is among 50 students nationwide with a chance to have their sketches appear on Google.com, the world's most-visited website, as part of this year's Doodle 4 Google competition.

Rollins Middle School of the Arts 7th grader John Christopher Wright's doodle, showing a playful tabletop recycling machine that would certainly fulfill this year's theme: "If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place..."

"The thing I would invent would be a recycling machine that not only recycles, but turns trash into flowers," Wright says.

"I would call my creation, 'The J Nation Recycling Machine.'"

A nationwide online vote, underway today through May 9, will choose five finalists across five grade groups, with a winner will be named at a ceremony next month at the company's Silicon Valley headquarters. The winning student will win a $30,000 scholarship, a $50,000 grant for their school, and the chance to work with Google's professional doodlers to animate their entry to be displayed on the Google homepage on June 9.

You can vote for The J Nation Recycling Machine over at google.com/doodle4google through May 9.

Speaking of Google, which operates a massive data center in Berkeley County, this summer's annual "Googlefest" will be held June 17 and 18 on the North Charleston campus of Trident Technical College. Register for the event, expanded to two days this year, right here.

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