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Farmington High School seniors Maggie Kielaf, Ahna Wilson and Jennifer Elfering are Girl Scout Ambassadors. They have all earned the Girl Scout Gold Award.

Farmington Girl Scout trio reaches the top together

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"Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other’s gold.” Those are the opening lyrics to the “Make New Friends” song, a popular ditty sung by Girl Scouts across America. 


There are three Farmington High School seniors whose friendships are a testament not only to the song, but to the Girl Scout program itself. After more than a decade in one of Farmington’s troops, each of them has earned the highest award given to Girl Scouts — the Girl Scout Gold Award.

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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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