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FHS Youth Development Team members include, in front from left to right, Tanner Fuchs, Isis Alexander, Alexis Preese, Miranda Larson and Katie Zitzman. In the middle are Aaron Dahl, Rebekah Sand and Rachel Sand. In back are Trevor LaChance, Kayla Hinrichsen, Darren Beenken and Alex Chadwick. The group will host Games for Change, a program to increase awareness about poverty in Farmington, next weekend.

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There might not be people sleeping in cardboard boxes in Rambling River Park, but poverty is present in Farmington all the same. Now, a bunch of high school students aim to increase awareness, and hopefully lend a helping hand.


On March 19-20, about 120 Farmington High School students will spend the night at the school to help combat poverty in their own community.

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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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