On May 8, 2018, Governor Dannel Malloy conducted an awards ceremony for the top-\u00a0performing schools in the 2017 Governor\u2019s Reading Challenge at the Connecticut Stat\u00a0\u00a0Library in Hartford. Shelton High School was one of three high schools in the state receiving\u00a0the award. Dr. Beth Smith, headmaster, along with students Jules Cayer, Hannah White and\u00a0Deanna Fava, received the award from Malloy. The award recognizes schools with the highest\u00a0percentage of participating enrollment and the highest number of books read by participating\u00a0students. The others high school receiving the award are Guilford High School and Norwich\u00a0Technical High School.