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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

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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 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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