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PHOTOS: Elementary entrepreneurs

Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary students Jacey Linke, 9, center, and Iris Anderson, 10, right, sell a homemade cupcake to Berkeley Engelland, 8, left, during the last day of sales Tuesday of their entrepreneurship program for the Gifted and Talented Education program. 1 / 5
Business partners, of R U Hungry?, Brayce Howlett, 10 and Braden Szabo, 10, both students at Gertie Bell Rogers Elementary School, count their money after the last day of sales of their entrepreneurship program for the Gifted and Talented Education, GATE, class Tuesday afternoon at the school. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)2 / 5
Braden Szabo, 10, co-owner of R U Hungry?, attempts to sell his remaining supplies of snacks at Gertie Bell Rogers Elementary School during the last day of sales during the entrepreneurship program for the Gifted and Talented Education, GATE, class Tuesday afternoon at the school. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)3 / 5
Gertie Bell Rogers Elementary students finish the last day of sales as part of their entrepreneurship program for the Gifted and Talented Education, GATE, class at Gertie Bell. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)4 / 5
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As part of the entrepreneurship program, students in the Gifted and Talented Education program at Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary created their own businesses to sell a range of products, from baked goods to palm readings, to other students after school for six days. In the six days of selling, the students made almost $500, which will be donated to a charity to be chosen next week.

GATE is made up of 36 students from third, fourth and fifth grade, according to GATE coordinator Brett Flemmer. The purpose of the program is to engage and push students who “may not find school challenging,” Flemmer said. , Flemmer said.

AT RIGHT: Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary students in the GATE program wrap up Tuesday’s sales.

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