John W's drawing.
A North Charleston student has been selected as one of 50 K-12 student finalists to be featured on Google's homepage in the "Google Doodle" competition.
In the grade 4-5 bracket, John W's drawing (pictured) has been selected as a finalist from more than 114,000 entries.
John said, "My picture expresses the theme by depicting a scene of a 1970s jazz band. I chose this drawing because I enjoy the styles and sounds of this era. I would love to be able to travel in time to visit a city like New Orleans and watch a jazz band."
The winning Doodle will be displayed on Google's homepage. In addition, the doodler will take home a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 technology grant for his or her school.
The theme for this year's contest was "If I could travel in time, I'd visit...". That could mean visiting a past, present or future setting—whether it's traveling back in time to the signing of the Declaration of Independence, to the future to witness everyday space travel, or to just a few moments ago to relive a poignant experience.
Voting ends May 10 with the five highest ranked winners from each category and a national winner being announced May 18.