Jacob D. Ness, a junior at New Milford High School, will travel May 9-14 to the 2010 Intel International Science & Engineering Fair in San Jose, Calif.

He won the trip at the Science Horizons Science Fair with his project, "The Cross-Pollination of an Edible Pumpkin with a Powdery-Mildew Resistant Ornamental Pumpkin to Create an Edible Powdery-Mildew Resistant Pumpkin."

His project also earned awards at the 62nd annual Connecticut Science Fair held in March at Quinnipiac University in Hamden.

Jacob placed fifth in the Pfizer Life Science Senior High category (trophy) and was a finalist in the Audubon Connecticut and Arch Chemicals Environmental Awards (medallion and acrylic award).

He received a Yale Peabody Museum Award (family passes to museum), a University of Connecticut Plant Science Department First-Place Award ($100 and certificate), a Connecticut Association of Biology Teachers Award ($100 and membership in CABT for teacher) and a Milton Fisher Science Fair Award for innovation and creativity ($200).

For more information and winners listings, visit www.CTScienceFair.org.