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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – A local ninth-grade student has the opportunity to have her work showcased on the Google homepage.

Lucy Zhu, a student at Marquettte High School, is a state winner for the national Doodle 4 Google competition, and she is in the running to be a national finalist.

Her doodle, "Tornado Sucker," shows a solar-powered machine that would use the force and power of tornadoes to create electricity and water.

Her doodle is competing with nine other doodles in the 8-9 grade range for a chance to be a national finalist. The five selected finalists will compete to be national champion and have their doodle animated by Google's professional team.

The winner will also pocket a $30,000 college scholarship and Marquette will receive $50,000 Google for Education grant toward the creation or improvement of the school's computer lab or technology program.

The public can vote on their favorite doodle among the chosen state winners between April 29 and May 9.

The national winner will be announced May 21 at an awards ceremony in California.

To vote, check out the Doodle 4 Google website.

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