"Space City" and its creator

Trisha Rajaram, an eighth-grader from Millard North Middle School in Omaha, is one of the 53 state and territory Google Doodle winners with her art, “Space City.”

The artwork of a Millard student could one day appear on your Google homepage.

Trisha Rajaram, an eighth-grader from Millard North Middle School in Omaha, is one of the 53 state and territory Google Doodle winners.

Her artwork, “Space City,” features an astronaut floating in space with a life-line completing the cursive letters of the Google logo.

"Space City"

“Space City” by Trisha Rajaram, an eighth-grader from Millard North Middle School in Omaha, made her one of the 53 state and territory Google Doodle winners.

The 11th annual Doodle for Google competition was open to K-12 students across the United States. Artists redesigned the Google logo, according to the theme: “When I grow up, I hope ...”

Trisha’s doodle was selected from thousands of entries received this year. Students at Millard North Middle School helped Trisha celebrate during a surprise assembly Thursday.

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People across the U.S. can vote for their favorite doodle from the 53 state and territory winners.

Voting will be open Monday through Friday this week at the “Doodle for Google” website.

The vote will determine the five national finalists, one in each grade group. One of the five will have their art featured on the Google homepage for a day.

The national winner will take home a $30,000 college scholarship, and his or her school will receive a $50,000 tech package toward the establishment or improvement of a computer lab or technology program.

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Joe covers education for The World-Herald, focusing on pre-kindergarten through high school. Phone: 402-444-1077.

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