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DHS graduate wins Kansas Doodle for Google

Waverly Altis Google for Doodle submission. Shows student on a playground swing with fall leaves blowing to make the word Google.
Congratulations to 2022 De Soto High School graduate, Waverly Altis, who was the winner of the Kansas round of Doodle for Google competition. She has now moved on to the national contest with her Doodle for Google submission and has a chance to win both a $30,000 college scholarship and an additional $50,000 technology package for her alma mater, De Soto High School.

Voting for the national contest round runs from July 7 through July 12 which will determine who will become one of five National Finalists. One of these finalists will go on to become the National Winner.

To vote for Waverly’s Google Doodle, please follow these simple steps:

  1. Visit
  2. Select Grades 10-12
  3. Then select the Kansas entry

Doodle for Google is an annual art contest established in 2008 and is open to students in grades K-12. Students are invited to create their own Google Doodle for the chance to have it featured on, as well as win some great scholarships and tech packages for their schools. Learn more about Doodle for Google.

Waverly entered this year’s contest with her art piece that responded to this year’s prompt of “What can we do to support our mental and physical wellbeing?” Her creation titled, “Park Serenity”, centered on her love of biking and swings.