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From left, Stacy Bender-Fayette, the technology integration specialist at Schoolcraft Learning Community, assists first-graders Braelyn Peggen and Keana Gulnon as they speak into a microphone connected to a laptop computer. The students made a commercial of a vehicle they constructed called a "Rocket Blaster," which is sitting on the table on the far left. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

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Anyone looking for a vehicle that can fly, travel at jet speed and can handle the iciest roads should get to know Braelyn Peggen and Keana Gulnon, two first-graders at Schoolcraft Learning Community.

Using recycled materials and papier-mâché, the students constructed 3-D scale models of a vehicle they called a "Rocket Blaster."

Then, using a laptop computer, the girls waited as a movie-making program counted down from three seconds.

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