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Akin Road Elementary School teacher Sara Drazkowski reads to her students last week. Drazkowski encourages reading among her students.

Farmington students read their way to the top

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There is no shortage of books in Sara Drazkowski's fifth grade classroom at Akin Road Elementary School. There's no shortage of enthusiasm for reading, either.


That's probably what helped her class earn recognition as a Top 100 Reading Classroom in the Pizza Hut Book It! reading contest.

More than 680,000 classrooms around the United States participated in the reading incentive program, which ran from October through March.

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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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