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Riverview students play it cool with poetry cafe


Second grade students at Riverview Elementary School spent an afternoon displaying verbal art when they hosted the Poetry Cafe Feb. 23. The students learned about poetry in their classroom, and even wrote a couple of poems to perform -- one about themselves, and one as a group poem. Students took turns at the microphone in a classroom made up to resemble a cafe. Between each student's reading, classmates responded with a few finger snaps and "Cool, cool, cool." And so it was.

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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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