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    By Jeb Wallace-Brodeur
     | December 22,2012
    Jeb Wallace-Brodeur / Staff Photo

    Leah Sagan-Dworsky sands the top for a bedside table as classmates David Frey, left, and Karyka Taylor work on other projects at Main Street Middle School on Friday.

    For more than 30 years, eighth-graders at Montpelier’s Main Street Middle School have been getting a hands-on education in running a business. The Crafters Edge program is a student-run business that creates quality products and provides services and entertainment. The program generally turns a profit of about $7,000 each year. Some of the profits are used for class activities and much is donated to local charities. At this time of year, the Technical Education class is busy with students filling furniture orders in time for Christmas. Above, Leah Sagan-Dworsky sands a tabletop as classmates David Frey, left, and Karyka Taylor work on other projects at the school on Friday. Left, Richard Holt drills a screw into the corner of a bookcase. Below, Lucas Eldred uses a band saw to trim the seat of a chair.

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