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Students take a stand against bullying


Seeing someone wearing the orange isn’t uncommon around Farmington. It’s one of the school colors at Farmington High School, after all. But when Farmington Elementary School students and staff put on their orange clothes Oct. 9, it wasn’t a show of school spirit.

No, on that particular day, the FES students and staff were wearing orange as a symbol to stand up against bullying. It was part of Unity Day 2013, sponsored by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.

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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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