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Hilo elementary student's artwork may be featured on Google homepage

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An elementary school student from Hawaii has been selected to represent the state in a national competition hosted by Google.  The company asked for drawings from students across the country that depicted each artist's best day ever.  The winning drawing will be featured on Google's homepage, which is visited daily by millions of people.

More than 130,000 students submitted entries, and on Wednesday, Google announced one winner from each state who will compete for the homepage billing.  Alan Perreira, a 4th grader at Haaheo Elementary School in Hilo, was selected for his drawing titled, "Roadtrip in Paradise".

Perreira's redesigned Google logo was inspired by the Big Island.  "My best day ever would be a roadtrip around the Big Island to visit the many tourist attractions, especially Mauna Kea," Perreira wrote.  "My mom sometimes takes my sister and I to Kona. We get to eat Hawaiian food and listen to local music on the way."

The artwork of all 50 state winners is featured online so the public can choose the overall winner.  Voting is open from May 1 through May 10 at http://www.google.com/doodle4google/vote.html

The national winner will be announced May 22 in New York City, and the artwork will take over Google's homepage on May 23.  The grand prize winner will also receive a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 technology grant for his or her school.

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