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New Legion oratorical contest seeks participants


Farmington High School teacher Jason Kohlbeck isn't a speech coach. But that's not stopping him from organizing an oratorical contest for students this year.

Kohlbeck is a member of the Farmington American Legion. He's an adjutant for Post 189, which means he's got a few extra things he's working on for the Legion. He's the guy who is working to build up membership, and he's the guy who is responsible for organizing many of the post's programs for students.

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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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