Doodle 4 Google winner in Colorado now in national contest

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Ryan Shea of Lakewood in national Doodle 4 Google contest

Ryan Shea of Lakewood in national Doodle 4 Google contest

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LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- Ryan Shea is 12, but his talent out paces his age. The Creighton Middle School 7th grader’s doodle he entered in the Google contest was voted best in Colorado.

Now, the youngster’s Universal Nexus entry will be in the contest to win for his age group nationwide against 49 other doodles.

“I just tried to unite people and answer the question, “If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place…”, said Ryan Shea. “I just took the challenge from my art teacher and, well, the rest is history.”

The Universal Nexus depicts a connection that would allow humans to explore the universe and create junctions between our past, present and future. Ryan’s doodle was selected from the tens of thousands of entries received this year … beating out everything from clean water to robotics and nutrition solutions.

If Shea wins the national competition in Mountain View, California May 21, he will also win $50,000 for a new school computer lab and a $30,000 college scholarship.

But, he needs your VOTE! Just go to Doodle 4 Google and go to the 6-7 grade entries and look for the Shea picture top middle.

When Ryan wins, his doodle will join more than 1,000 doodles which have graced the Google home page since 1998. The doodle will be seen by millions around the universe.

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