Superstar 5th grader, Doodles her way to Google

(Casper, Wyo.) - The Superstars at Southridge Elementary School in Casper had something to celebrate last week. Third, fourth and fifth grade students all worked to create creative works of art for the Doodle 4 Google Competition.​ ​ All great works by the next generation of Wyoming artists, yet one shining star fifth grade student, Daisy Maynard, drew her way into the history books in the 2016 Doodle 4 Google Competition . Daisy's 'doodle,' titled, *Part of Me *was selected to move on to the voting round of the National Doodle 4 Google competition. Standing with her proud mother on Tuesday, Daisy commented, "I was shocked when I won. It was so awesome to me that I could win something this big in Wyoming! I cried when I was told I had won." She continued, "It's so cool that the Google guys liked something that I made, and it was something special to me." She continued to explain the inspiration behind her design, commenting that the Bison was important to Wyoming and to Casper, and the eagle was to pay tribute to her uncle who was a Veteran. "The TaeKwon-Do girl was important to me as well as my love for volleyball," commented Daisy. Winning the contest was great for Daisy, but it also benefited her friends and her school. According to Daisy, winning the contest gave Southridge Elementary around $2,500 in playground equipment! ​ She was also granted a nice scholarship for the future. "It's amazing. She is awesome and we are very proud of her," said Daisy's mother Michellle. Daisy's doodle is now in Google's online voting pool with 53 other entries. You can vote for Daisy's Doodle here . The voting will continue from now until February 22, 2016. One winner will have his or her artwork featured on the Google homepage in March. #oilcity #news #doodle4google