For the Connections High School Project Showcase held Nov. 7, Alyssa Vanderhoof shows the shed skin of her corn snake, Maze. Vanderhoof researched the impacts of non-native snakes in an ecosystem. Vanderhoof said she couldn’t bring Maze into the project showcase because she is shedding and may be irritable. Other Connections students presenting at the event included: Shelby Brusewitz, the election tree; Charles Woodwick, indigenous people and their hunting; Austin Boyer and Tyler Chounard, life in ocean zonAt the Connections Project Showcase held Nov.7, Colton Rau talks about using a diet of raw meats for pet dogs, which he said could be more biologically appropriate than kibble. It may also lead to better health, training and less smell. (Staples World photo by Mark Anderson)

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