For Hometown News
Meryl Liu, a fourth grade Cypress Creek Elementary student in Port Orange, was named the Doodle 4 Google state winner for Florida on May 1.
The national winner will be selected by the public voting online for their favorite doodle.
To vote for Meryl's doodle, visit the Doodle 4 Google website at google.com/doodle4google/vote.html#d=d2-2.
Anyone can vote from any device with access to the Internet; however, only one vote per device is permitted.
Voting is open until Friday, May 10.
The national winner will receive a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 technology grant for their school.
Doodle 4 Google is an art competition open to all kindergarten through 12th grade students in the U.S. to create their own Google doodle.
This year's theme was "My Best Day Ever." Meryl's drawing is a self-portrait of her spending the day in the forest with endangered birds. Meryl wants to "study them in order to save them." Her entry was one of more than 130,000 entries nationwide.
Meryl will travel with her family to New York City for the final awards ceremony on May 22, where the national winner will be announced.
All 50 state winners will receive a T-shirt printed with their doodles on it and will also have their doodle displayed in a special exhibition at the American Museum of National History in New York City.