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Eight students from the Westside Middle School Academy STEM program took home prizes at the Connecticut Science and Engineering Fair held earlier this month at Quinnipiac University. 

 

Principal Dr Frank LaBanca the students are being prepared well for the responsibilities of college, career and civic life, calling them true innovators.  More than 600 students from 120 middle and high schools from Connecticut, Fishers Island and New York competed in the 70th annual fair for more than $200,000 in prizes. 

 

For the past three years, WSMSA, led by science teacher and theme coach Jon Neuhausel, has been one of the top three middle school in the state in terms of winning entries.