Isabel Waller, a student at Mystic Valley Regional Charter School in Malden, was recently named the Massachusetts winner in the annual Doodle 4 Google contest.
A public vote from now until Friday, May 9, will determine five national finalists from the 50 state winners, with Google announcing the overall winner Wednesday, May 21.
If Waller wins the national contest, she would take home a $30,000 scholarship and a $50,000 grant for her school.
The seventh annual contest asked students across the country to design a Google doodle based on the theme, “If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place … “
Waller’s doodle was named, “Beauty from Garbage.”
Waller wrote, “This doodle expresses the theme because the device pictured creates beautiful flowers out of garbage. This would make the world a better place because it would get rid of the current problem of waste disposal while simultaneously making the world more beautiful."
The winning student will work with a team of professional doodlers to animate his or her doodle, which will appear on the Google homepage.
Editor’s note: Isabel Waller has no relation to the author of this post.