A Palmer boy is Alaska’s winner for the 11th annual Doodle for Google contest.

Jack Hughes just finished second grade at Fronteras Spanish Immersion Charter School. He was surprised during an assembly at the end of the school year when staff announced his drawing was selected as the state’s winner.

The 8-year-old said “shockedness” was going through his mind when they called his name.

This year’s theme for the drawing contest was “When I grow up I hope…” Jack said he hoped “there are rocket shoes so I can fly from one place to another.”

He drew a sneaker blasting off into the sky.

“At the very top I made it look like you’re stepping into the rocket shoe. At the part where it curves I tried to make it 3D,” Jack explained.

He received a new tablet for being chosen as one of the 53 winners from different states and territories. Jack said the tablet was his favorite part of winning and he plans to use it to do school work and play games.

People can vote for their favorite design through June 7. One finalist will be chosen from each of the five age groups.

The national winner receives a $30,000 scholarship and $50,000 to establish or improve a technology program at their school. The winner’s design will also be featured on Google’s homepage.

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