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FHS freshmen Sydney Dumonceaux, Zelda Wear and Madison Rude say they're a lot more confident speaking in front of groups after joining the speech team. More than 50 students are on the team this year.

FHS Speech Team is doing well in first year in the National Forensics League

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For a lot of people, getting up in front of a group of other people and speaking is pretty scary.

And for some people, yelling at a locker is just a little nutty, too, but they're okay with that.


At least, that's the case for many of the members of the Farmington High School Speech Team. More than one has had to talk to lockers or argue with doors, but they're getting used to it.

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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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