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Cheerleaders Kathryn Beckett, Cassidy Jelen, Marissa Opp, Mollie Meyers and Madi Jacobson were named to the MCCA Honor Team of Excellence on Jan. 31.

5 from Farmington make honor cheer team

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Five Farmington High School cheerleaders received some big honors during the recent Minnesota Cheerleading Coaches Association competition and convention.


Seniors Cassidy Jelen, Marissa Opp, Madi Jacobson, Kathryn Beckett and Mollie Meyers were named to the MCCA’s Honor Team of Excellence during a Jan. 31 awards banquet.

Opp was also named to the MCCA All-State Sideline Cheer Team, and received a $1,000 scholarship.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard started covering the Farmington community in June, 1994. Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the Farmington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 189, and acts as the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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