Second grader named finalist in Google doodle contest

A Second grader from San Bruno and an elementary school student in Union City are Google Doodle contest finalists.

May 6, 2011 4:52:13 PM PDT
Google has named students at two Bay Area schools as finalists in its nationwide art competition.

One of those finalists is second grader Matteo Lopez at Monte Verde Elementary School in San Bruno. The Doodle 4 Google competition challenged students in grades K through 12 to create their own artwork inspired by the theme "What I'd like to do someday".

A doodle is the logo design that appears on the Google homepage periodically, to celebrate special events.

Matteo won with a doodle focusing on space.

"He loves it. He wants to be an astronaut. So if you ask him, he'll tell you who his hero is," said Maria Lopez, Matteo's mother.

The other Bay Area finalist is a student at Delaine Eastin Elementary School in Union City.

The winning student's doodle will be displayed on the Google homepage May 20th. They'll also get a $15,000 college scholarship and their school will get a $25,000 technology grant.

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