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Local students win gold at Canada-Wide Science Fair

Monis Sayyid and Jack Sloan are celebrating a golden moment. The grade nine Brockville Collegiate Institute students won gold at the Canada-Wide Science Fair. The competition was held in Fredericton earlier this month.

The pair medaled in the intermediate category with their project The Windfall Solution: An Alternative Winter Road Treatment. They developed and tested an apple brine solution made from windfall apples and proved it worked more effectively at lower temperatures than common road salt or the beet brine solution currently used on roads.

Sayyid says the win is very exciting. He says all the hard work that went into the project paid off. Sloan says he was surprised by the win because of the high caliber of projects.

The pair each won the York University STEM Entrepreneur Bootcamp Scholarship Award (Value $2,000), Intermediate Resource Challenge Award, a $4,000 Western University Entrance Scholarship and the Youth Can Innovate Award ($750 Cash Award).

This is the third consecutive year Sayyid and Sloan brought home medals from the national competition, with two bronze wins under their belts.

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