The Shelton High School Eighteenth Annual Science Fair was held on Monday, Jan. 31, in the school\u2019s auxiliary gymnasium. Over 216 projects were entered into the competition. 51\u00a0projects made it to the second round of judging. The fair was organized by the Shelton High\u00a0School Science Department. Members from various community corporations, universities,\u00a0retired educators, central office employees, and science teachers within the district served as\u00a0judges for the day. They communicated with students about their projects and projects findings. The Awards Assembly was held on Monday, February 5, in the school\u2019s auditorium. Dr. Beth\u00a0Smith, headmaster, welcomed students and reiterated the importance of STEM (science,\u00a0technology, engineering, mathematics). Greetings and congratulations were also given by Dr.\u00a0Clouet, superintendent of schools, and Mark Holden, Board of Education chairperson.\u00a0Housemasters Jim Colandrea and Carolyn Ivanoff then announced the students in each class,\u00a0who received honorable mention, first, second and third place. Dr. Smith awarded ribbons,\u00a0certificates, plaques and cash prizes. Mary Clark, Science Curriculum Leader, then\u00a0congratulated all of students for their accomplishments. Dr. Smith announced the top eight\u00a0overall projects, which qualify for the Connecticut Science Fair. Students were presented with\u00a0plaques and cash prizes by Dr. Clouet. Those projects receiving honorable mention from the\u00a0freshmen class were: The Five Second Rule: True or False by Korey Barber; Calorimetry by\u00a0Caiden Collins; Video Game Consumption Versus Reaction Time by Danny Nguyen.\u00a0Sophomore class honorable mention went to: How Does Sulfuric Acid Affect Building\u00a0Materials by Michael Brown; Pumping Iron by Spencer Hatfield. Junior honorable mention was\u00a0awarded to: Killer Cleaning Products by Haley Adcox; The Skin You\u2019re In: How Moisturizing\u00a0is Your Moisturizer? by Eunice Kim, Amanda Sousa, and Maggie Howard. Third place winners\u00a0were: Copper Power by Emma Arsenault (freshman); Doggie Doorbell by Phoeba Rodia,\u00a0Brooke Weiss, and Iris White (sophomores); Afterimages: How Fast Do Eyes Recover by\u00a0Jillian Uanino (junior); The Effect of Temperature on Surface Tension When Different\u00a0Concentrations of Surfactants are Applied by Yuxin Zhang. Second place winners were: Eye\u00a0Color Ability by Trista Oddo and Jaylee Zwaan (freshmen); The Atmospheric Scrubbing\u00a0Brush by Cora Welsh (sophomore); Delta Dynamics by Nin Chhoeun and David Ferraro\u00a0(juniors); The Effect of Grapefruit Seed Extract on Bacterial Growth by Deloshene Sittambalam\u00a0(senior). Those entries which placed first were: The Effect of Weather Patterns on Migraines by\u00a0Jules Cayer (freshman); Fire Hydrant Alert System by Kyle Young (sophomore); Enhancing\u00a0Latent Prints Visualized through Iodine Fuming with Magnetic Powders by Sarah Gloria\u00a0(junior); Electricity on the Go by Jacob Zuklie (senior). The following eight projects were\u00a0overall winners and will participate in the Connecticut State Science Fair at Quinnipiac\u00a0University in March: Pumping Iron by Spencer Hatfield; Doggie Doorbell by Phoebe Rodia,\u00a0Brooke Weiss, and Iris White; Eye Color Ability by Trista Oddo and Jaylee Zwaan; Snow: The\u00a0Atmospheric Scrubbing Brush by Cora Welsh; Electricity on The Go by Jacob Zuklie; The\u00a0Effect of Weather Patterns on Migraines by Jules Cayer; and Enhancing Latent Prints\u00a0Visualized Through Iodine Fuming with Magnetic Powders by Sarah Gloria. The following project came in first place and was declared the Best in Show: Fire Hydrant Alert System by\u00a0Kyle Young. Over $1,500 in prize money was awarded with monetary donations from Mayor\u00a0Lauretti and the Shelton High School PTSO.