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Dodge Middle School sixth graders hit the pavement running during the school's first 5K for the Community event June 6. Students were asked to get pledges for the event, and collected $900 which will be donated to 360 Communities

Dodge Middle School 5K run/walk event raised $900 for 360 Communities

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In a way, running a 5K is like getting through sixth grade: it takes perseverance.

Dodge Middle School principals and teachers know that, too. It's not easy running a 5K, and it's certainly not easy to make the transition from elementary school to middle school. Yet somehow, the DMS sixth graders managed to do both last week.

And, to top it off, they raised $900 for 360 Communities.

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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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