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FES holds Minute to Win It contest for Read-a-Thon winners

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Farmington Elementary School students raised approximately $8,200 during a two-week Read-a-Thon in November.?Students took pledges for the number of minutes they read, and those who read the most during the two-week period got to participate in a school assembly Nov. 30.


The assembly included a Minute to Win It-style contest and the top students got to dunk their favorite FES staff in a dunk tank.

The money raised through the Read-a-Thon will be used to assist the FES Parent-Teacher Partnership in purchasing new reading materials for the school.

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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