Lexington student’s art to be featured on Google homepage


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- A Paul Laurence Dunbar High School student will soon have her art on the Google homepage for hundreds of millions to see, announces the school district.

Maggie Cook-Allen, a junior at PLD in Lexington is one of 53 winners of the eighth annual Doodle 4 Google competition. It’s a competition open to K-12 students across the U.S. to redesign the Google logo inspired by the theme, “What makes me…me.”

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Cook-Allen’s doodle, “Calculus Amusement Park” depicts her love for both math and art, according to a release. Her art was selected from 100,000 doodles for this year’s competition.

The contest doesn’t end there though. To help their favorites succeed, everyone across the country can vote for their favorite doodle from the 53 state winners. Voting will be open from February 5 to February 22 here and the public vote will determine the five national finalists.

According to Google, the five national finalists and one national winner will be announced March 21. That’s also the day the winner’s doodle will go live on Google, according to the release.