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Published May 01, 2013, 06:05 PM

Maple Valley student wins North Dakota Doodle-4-Google competition

Tower City, ND (WDAY TV) - There is usually a quiet, home-town pace to life in Tower City, North Dakota. But that was turned on its head today when Google came to town.

By: Kevin Wallevand, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Tower City, ND (WDAY TV) - There is usually a quiet, home-town pace to life in Tower City, North Dakota. But that was turned on its head today when Google came to town.

All across the country today, Google announced its state winners who will qualify for the chance to have their artwork featured on the main Google page.

The whole student body at Maple Valley School in Tower City gathered for the big announcement. Google came to town, as part of a national Doodle-4-Google campaign to select one student and their artwork to be featured on the main page.

Andrea Cohan, Doodle-4-Google: “Once a year, we hand over our paintbrush to let artists all over the country and world paint our doodle. A lot of companies take their logo seriously, Google takes fun seriously.”

And so today, North Dakota's winner, an 8th grader, saw her work unveiled. 14-year-old Megan Tichy and her Doodle Google piece she made on her own.

Megan Tichy, Winning Doodle: “Overwhelming, honestly, yeah, really exciting.”

Megan and her mom will now head to New York this spring for the big national announcement. It is all a little over whelming for the 8th grader.

Amy Tichy, Megan’s Mom: “Recognition from an organization like Google is amazing.”

If selected, tens of millions of people will see Megan's art, her doodle Google work. And this teenager, who wants to be a fashion or book illustrator one day, already has quite the start. Getting the attention of a giant that likes what they see.

Michael Kauffman, YouTube: “Google is about creativity and for us just being able to work with kids. The entries, there were 130,000 entries.”

Megan: “I am very excited.”

You can help Megan win the Google contest by going to the Doodle-4-Google contest page. We made a link at WDAY.com.

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