LI fifth grader wins Google's doodle contest

LI fifth grader wins Google's doodle contest

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - Third time’s the charm for a Long Island fifth-grader who beat more than 100,000 contestants to win Google’s doodle contest.

Audrey Zhang, 11, was named the winner of Google’s seventh annual Doodle 4 Google contest after submitting a doodle around the theme ‘If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place.’  

This was Zhang’s third time competing in the contest. She competed in 2012 and made the top five in 2013.

Zhang created a futuristic water purifier that takes in polluted water and transforms it into clean, drinking water. "To make the world a better place, I invented a transformative water purifier,” said Zhang in her submission titled ‘Back to Mother Nature.’ “It takes in dirty and polluted water from rivers, lakes, and even oceans, then massively transforms the water into clean, safe and sanitary water, when humans and animals drink this water, they will live a healthier life.”

As the national winner, Zhang took home a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 grant toward a computer lab or technology program for her school, Island Trees Memorial Middle School in Levittown. 
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