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Akin Road Elementary fourth grader Cali Shoyat and fifth grader Vaughan Johnson pause for a photo after dumping names into the Tiger Tank, which was built by Johnson's dad, Matt Johnson. The Tiger Tank is a visual reminder of good behavior for students.

Meeting some big goals at Akin Road Elementary


School-wide party will be held when ARES meets the first Tiger Tank goal

Incentive comes in all shapes, forms and sizes. At Akin Road Elementary School, the size is extra large. No one can possibly miss the school's new Tiger Tank.

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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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