University of Wisconsin–Madison

2016 Results

RESULTS OF THE 2016 WISCONSIN CRYSTAL GROWING CONTEST

Middle schools (ages 11-13)

Best overall crystal

1st prize:     Brittany Kaatz, Brielle Behnke, Enrique Botello, Berlin MS, Berlin
2nd prize:   Nikki Messick, Shattuck MS, Neenah
3rd prize:    Abbi Jacobson, Reese Gilbertson, Sami Huff, Whitehall Memorial Schools, Whitehall

Best quality crystal

Kameron Hughes, John Long MS, Grafton

Best teacher’s crystal

Lisa Bowler, John Long MS, Grafton

Contest-inspired art

1st prize:    Mia Egan-Alvarado, Central MS, Hartford
2nd prize:   Nikki Messick, Shattuck MS, Neenah
3rd prize:    Miranda Schneider, St. Joseph Catholic School, Stratford

High school (ages 14-18)

Best overall crystal

1st prize:     Kevin Kollmann, Fond du Lac HS, Fond du Lac
2nd prize:   Brandon Rakestraw, Matthew Amundson, Blair-Taylor HS, Blair
3rd prize:    Youhe Gao, Barbara Hanna, Yunyao Zhu, Edgewood HS of the Sacred Heart, Madison

Best quality crystal

Allison Kaelin, Oshkosh HS, Oshkosh

Highest aesthetic value crystal:
Olivia Burkholz, Andrea O’Bryon, Kylee Anderson, Hartford Union HS, Hartford

Best teacher’s crystal

Jim Prosser, Fond du Lac HS, Fond du Lac

Contest-inspired art

1st prize:    Aliyah John, Homeschooled, Kenosha
2nd prize:   Skylar Rodenbeck, Trenton Miller, Matthew Jones, Shawano HS, Shawano