Doodling for Google sending LDS high schooler to New York

Alonzo Rhodes has never been far from his home in Garland, Utah. But thanks to Google and his artistic ability, the 18-year-old is taking his first step into a quite larger world.

The Bear River High senior is among 40 national finalists in the "Doodle for Google" competition, a contest designed to encourage high school students to express their thoughts on what dream or goal they would like to fulfill. The contest is in its fourth year. Rhodes is in New York City for the selection of the overall winner.

It's a door that the valedictorian student, who has a 4.0 cumulative high school GPA, only had open to him at the last minute. Rhodes' art teacher, Matt Hyde, was reluctant to assign the project to the class when he learned that the submission date cut close to end-of-trimester tests and projects.

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