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The group, Critters and Company, Inc., were at Akin Road Elementary School this week to talk about respecting others.

Character-building is a priority at Akin Road Elementary School

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Not everyone associates a green iguana with teasing or harassment, but kids at Akin Road Elementary School now know there is, in fact, at least one correlation.


The ARES student body learned how two cats got ahold of a green iguana and caused harm to the iguana as part of a presentation Monday by Critters and Company. Critters and Company uses unusual animals, along with stories, to illustrate lessons about how to respect others.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  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 American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and is the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also 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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