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Riverview Elementary School student Carolyn Rausch shared the cartoon she designed on her iPad during the March 20 Youth Authors Workshop.

Farmington schools: Bringing out the author within

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Having a good story to tell is one thing. Being able to tell that story on paper, to other people, is something entirely different.

Learning how to tell a story to others was part of the motivation behind last week's Young Authors Workshop for Farmington middle school students. Organized by gifted-and-enhanced learning specialist Patricia Smith, the day-long workshop was set up for students who have an interest in writing.

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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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