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Posted: February 19, 2013 9:44 p.m.

Students manage drive-thru eatery

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Students at the Montessori School of Covington have built their own business to earn their way to an end-of-the-year trip to the 4-H Center on Jekyll Island.

The students in Andrea Ellis’ class started a drive-thru breakfast service at their school in Clarks Grove, where drivers can purchase a bagel, fruit parfait, milk and juice, all prepared and delivered by the 9- through 12-year-old business owners.

Just three weeks into the project, the students have made a profit of $105 to fund courses in marsh, beach and forest ecology and to visit the island’s sea turtle museum.

The classmates are learning job functions such as marketing, accounting and food service through their student business, which will continue from 8 to 8:30 a.m. every Wednesday until the end of the school year.

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