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NPHS Student Chosen as Winner for Iowa in Doodle for Google Competition


May 30, 2019


North Polk High School Student Chosen as Winner for Iowa in Doodle for Google Competition

ALLEMAN, IA: A talented North Polk High School (NPHS) student could soon have her art on the Google homepage for hundreds of millions to see. Google is announcing the 53 State and Territory winners in its 11th annual Doodle for Google competition, a contest open to K-12 students across the United States to redesign the Google logo inspired by the theme “When I grow up, I hope...”.

Chloe Laizure, a 12th grader from NPHS who graduated on May 19, is one of the 53 State and Territory Winners with her doodle, “To Adventure...”. Chloe’s doodle was selected from thousands of entries received this year. Students and staff at NPHS helped Chloe celebrate during a surprise assembly on May 30.


Chloe Laizure's artwork submission and artist statement: 

Doodle For Google Drawing

"When I grow up I hope to see, a world of people who are truly free: people who dare to take a chance, to go on safaris with emboldened stance. When people dare to defy their fears, they dare to dream and live out their years. Cure cancer, help out, and find the adventure, change the world with each daring venture." -Chloe Laizure


To help their favorites succeed, everyone across the USA can vote for their favorite doodle from the 53 State and Territory Winners. Voting will be open from June 3rd-June 7th on this site:, and the public vote will determine the Five National Finalists (one in each grade group). Google will announce these five National Finalists in June, one of which will have their Doodle featured on the Google homepage for a day.

The National Winner will take home a $30,000 college scholarship and his or her school will receive a $50,000 tech package towards the establishment or improvement of a computer lab or technology program.

To see a full list of state winners and to vote online, visit:





Doodle for Google


Jessica Hartgers, NPCSD