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Farmington students wait to turn in some of the more than $8,000 in change they raised to help build a school in Kenya. The effort started with a trip to We Day Minnesota.

Farmington students helping students


The chances are good that by Monday, Farmington students will have raised enough money to open a school in Kenya, and they’ll have done it in less than two months.

On Tuesday, a group of Farmington students and administrators went to Bremer Bank in St. Paul to count change. Lots of change. It turns out, they counted out $8,801.98 in change, all collected Jan. 17 through Feb. 24 for a project called We Create Change.

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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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