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Scott G. Winterton, Deseret Morning News

Ninth-graders at Eisenhower Junior High in Taylorsville, left, are working to assemble paper clips into what they hope will be a continuous chain more than 20 miles long. Nearly 210 students will have taken part in the effort when they finish today. The students are hoping to set a world record with the paper-clip chain. Below, Monte Buckley lies on the gym floor to get a better perspective while he pieces clips together.