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Among the students who participated in Hats on Day at Akin Road Elementary School were (back) Adam Cavanaugh, Madison Young, Hailie Pierce, Adrianna Scott, (front) Missy Schultz, Scion Kem and Abby Heilman.

Akin Road Elementary students raise money for children's cancer research


Wearing a hat in school is frowned upon. It's a distraction, and it's not acceptable. Right?


Most days, wearing a hat in school isn't allowed, but on Friday, students at Akin Road Elementary School sported their favorite hats, and they did it for a good cause: raising awareness for children's cancer research.

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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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