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JAM2K team members and managers (bottom, left to right) Katie Aaron, Maricia Pacheco, Kelli Elmer, (top, left to right) Cynthia Kelly, Aly Grebner, Jeanna Gaalswyk, and Jan Gaalswyk.

Farmington team takes global DI title

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A group of Farmington middle school students beat out more than 60 other teams from around the country and the world, taking first place in their division at the Destination ImagiNation Global Finals held May 26-29 in Knoxville, Tenn.


The team, called JAM2K, includes Katie Aaron, Kelli Elmer, Jeanna Gaalswyk, Ali Grebner and Maricia Pacheco, and is co-managed by Jan Gaalswyk and Cynthia Kelly.

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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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