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Amanda Verch is excited for graduation but not quite ready to say good by to friends as she prepares to head off to Montana for college.

A senior's thoughts at graduation


With the Farmington High School Class of 2010 commencement coming up Friday, we recognized it's been a long time since any of us around here had to cross the platform. We've maybe forgotten the anticipation of the night, the excitement for the future.

So we decided to have a conversation with one of Farmington's soon-to-be graduates, Amanda Verch.

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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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