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More than Pink advisor Lisa Lippold, right, used a styrofoam cup of water and a pin to demonstrate how hurtful words can drain a person’s self esteem. The sessions focus on different themes each week, from friendship and self esteem, to anti-bullying and body image.

Community ed class teaches more than girl power

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A new program offered through Farmington Community Education is teaching there’s a little more to being a girl than just a pretty pink color.

Designed to teach girls to stand up for themselves and still respect others, the new program, called More than Pink, is on its way to becoming a regular summer offering.

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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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