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Jr. High Students Attempt to Set World Record

Jr. High Students Attempt to Set World Record



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(KSL News) -- These days there is a world record for all kinds of crazy things. And today a Salt Lake County Junior High is attempting to break one of those crazy records.

Jr. High Students Attempt to Set World Record

Ninth grade students at Eisenhower Junior High are trying to break the Guiness World Record for the longest paper clip chain.

The organized effort includes individual work stations where students put together small chains. Then a team adds those small chains to the MEGA chain.

The current record is held at just over 20 miles. Eisenhower students are trying for a whopping 30 mile chain. But, the students say, their work will be worth it even if they don't reach that goal.

Kylie Thompson, Ninth Grader: "Even if we don't, we have these values and we know what a great experience it was. Even if we fail, we'll remember this forever."

The students are using more than two million paper clips to make the chain, worth almost $8,000.

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