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Farmington High School graduate Nick Patton talked to potential STRIVE members last week about the ways the program helped him get his academic career back on track.

Rotary program helps put students back on track

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Nick Patton is the first to tell you he almost didn't graduate from high school last year. He's kind of proud to tell you about it.

He's not advocating flunking out of school. It's actually quite the opposite. Patton is proud to say he was able to get his life together and graduate with the Farmington High School Class of 2010. And he credits the Farmington Rotary Club for helping him make that happen.


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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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