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MVES students from Kay Halstrom's room posed for a picture with the $5,000 "check" presented to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy relief. Students read books and took pledges to earn the money.

MVES makes $5,000 donation to the Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy victims

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Even though a recent fundraiser was based on reading, Meadowview Elementary School students learned a new lesson about giving.

On Friday, MVES principal Lisa Edwards presented a $5,000 check to Kristin Peters of the American Red Cross. The money was raised by students in November to help victims of Hurricane Sandy.

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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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