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Sadie LaPlante was the only FHS student to qualify for the BPA nationals this year.

LaPlante earns trip to BPA nationals, but choses to stay in Farmington -- this year

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Farmington High School junior Sadie LaPlante could be spending her weekend in Chicago, but instead, she'll be on stage at Boeckman Middle School.


That's a choice she had to make when she took second place in the Minnesota Business Professionals of America competition in March, and qualified for the national competition, which is going to be held this weekend in Chicago. But LaPlante also has a role in the chorus of Fiddler on the Roof.

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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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