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Lutz teen a finalist in Google's doodle contest

Tenth grader Mark Thivierge, of Lutz, is among five national finalists in the Doodle 4 Google competition that asks kindergarten through 12th grade students to create their own Google Doodle.

Google Doodles, the artistically remixed Google logos that appear on the search engine’s main page to mark special occasions, have appeared on the site occasionally since 1998.

According to the company’s history, the first Doodle incorporated a logo from Burning Man, signifying that Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page were out of the office at the festival.

Thivierge, 16, who is homeschooled, was selected from more than 100,000 entrants. He won a Google Chromebook when he made it to the top 58.

He now has a shot at being selected as the national winner and receiving a $30,000 college scholarship, a $50,000 technology package for a non-profit organization and a trip to Google HQ in California where his artwork will be transformed into an interactive Google Doodle used on google.com.

If he doesn’t become the national winner, he’ll receive a $5,000 scholarship, a trip to Google HQ and other Google swag.

Thivierge, who incorporated some of his own poetry and musical compositions into his drawing described his inspiration to Google like this:

“Nature has existed long before we have and therefore is where we draw our inspiration from. The word ‘inspire’ means to ‘breathe in’ and the wonders of nature are where I breathe in and find meaning in my mathematics, science, music and writing.”

You can see the other four finalists doodles here.

 

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