A Levittown student's design could soon be featured on the Google homepage.
Audrey Zhang, a fifth grader from Island Trees Middle School, is one of New York State's finalists in the competition. Zhang created a transformative water purifier that converts dirty and polluted water from rivers, lakes, and oceans, and turns it into clean drinking water.
Zhang's design was chosen as a finalist out of 100,000 submissions
The winning student designer will work with Google's professional "doodlers" to create the animation, which will be shown on their homepage June 9. Google will announce national finalists and one winner on May 21 at a ceremony in Mountain View, Cali.
Winners will take home a $30,000 college scholarship and their home school will receive a $50,000 Google for Education grant for establishment and improvement of computer labs.
To cast a vote in this contest, head to the competition page here.