A Wyoming high school student is being honored by a leading technology company.
Representatives from Google were in Moorcroft, Wyoming Tuesday to honor Sophomore Adelita Gerstner, Wyoming's winner of the “Google Doodle” art contest.
The competition allows aspiring artists the chance to have their design on the Google home page. She will now be eligible to win $30,000 in scholarships, $50,000 in technology for her school, and she will have the chance to have her submission viewed globally on the Google homepage June 9th.
Google Associate Project Marketing Manager Sims Witherspoon said it's amazing to see how small towns like Moorcroft rally around artists like Gerstner.
"To celebrate that creativity comes from everywhere, from big art schools, from smaller local schools like where I'm from and Moorcroft. There's really opportunity everywhere. As long as you can imagine it and work on it, you can do it," said Witherspoon.
"It's so exciting! I did not think I could be the whole winner of Wyoming. I don't know, my breath is taken away by that. I didn't think I'd be that good," said Gerstner.
People can vote for Adelita's submission through May 9 by logging on to google4doodle.com