Lennox 6th grader named South Dakota's 'Doodle 4 Google' finalist

LENNOX, S.D. (KSFY) - A special celebration was held in Lennox Thursday to honor a talented young artist.

Sixth grader Kathryn Loewe is South Dakota's finalist in this year's Doodle 4 Google competition.

Sen. Mike Rounds and representatives from Google were in town for the big announcement.

Kathryn said they caught her completely by surprise.

"This would sound kinda crazy, but why me? I'm sure there were thousands of other kids that are gonna be disappointed, and I'd like to look through other kids' designs that didn't get picked because everybody deserves a chance, and I'm so happy," she said.

Fans will help narrow Doodle 4 Google's 53 finalists down to a group of five. The national winner named in June will take home a $30,000 scholarship.

Vote for Kathryn here beginning on May 7.