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The visit from Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney speaks to Akin Road Elementary School students. Students in Sara Drazkowski’s class won the visit by reading more than 210 minutes each this school year.

‘Wimpy’ author visits Farmington's Akin Road Elementary


Every desk was filled in Sara Drazkowski’s fifth grade class at Akin Road Elementary on May 7. After all, her students were expecting a very important guest that day.

It was an exciting day all over the school, because ARES students got to spend some time with Jeff Kinney, author of the popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

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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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