Crystal competition sparkles green.
This year, all crystals were grown using aluminum potassium sulphate. Reagents and prizes for the winning students were supplied by the competition sponsor Anachemia Science. Students were given from Oct. 8 to Nov. 12 to grow their crystals. Regional winners were selected, followed by national judging late last December.
Best Overall Crystals
First Place: Andree Vigneault and Sarah Vigneault of Ecole Mgr-Labrie, Havre-St-Pierre, Que.
Second Place: Mike Van Laren of Holy Cross Secondary School, Kingston, Ont. and Brandon Phelps, Trystin Hinz and Laurence Elder of A.Y. Jackson High School, Kanata, Ont.
Third Place: Judy Gagnon-Timmons of Ecole Secondaire Natagan, Barraute, Que.
Best Quality Crystal
Myriam Fiset of Ecole Secondaire Natagan, Barraute, Que.
Best Crystal from Teacher
Surinder Ahitan of North Albion Collegiate Institute, Etobicoke, Ont.
Best Green Crystal
Luxika Paskaran, Manpreet Jodgey, Sneha Skariah and Minija Somasundaram of Middlefield Collegiate Institute, Markham, Ont.