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Dakota County's Youth Teaching Youth teachers and Peers for Peers Group was recently recognized by the Association of Minnesota Counties for their contribution and service to the community. Students in Dakota County wanted to make a difference through mentoring so they created the "Youth Teaching Youth Mentorship Program." In this program, youth shaped the direction of activities, communicated with school staff to better understand their mentees, and provided support to mentees beyond program meetings.
Just a few short years ago Ali Carlson, Landon Franke, and Kelsey Lindell were making music with the choir at Farmington High School under the direction of conductor Megan Dimich. Now the three are attending Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota — Dimich's alma mater — and singing in the very same choir that led Dimich to become a high school conductor.
The Farmington Royal Ambassador Program is seeking candidates to participate in 2017. The program offers unique growth and educational experiences to young women throughout the Farmington school district. Candidates must live within to attend School District 192 and be a second-, third-, sixth-, seventh- or eighth-grader; have completed the junior year of high school; or be between the ages of 17 and 20 as of July 1, 2017.
Dakota County residents can learn more about local services for children, teens and young adults who have physical, intellectual and learning disabilities at the South of the River Resource and Education Fair from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Dakota County Western Service Center, 14955 Galaxie Ave. in Apple Valley.
Teams from Farmington and Rosemount competed successfully at the Future City Minnesota regional competition Jan. 21, at Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Future City. The theme of the competition was "The Power of Public Space."
Staff at the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages were recognized for their reporting and photography skills as part of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Better Newspaper Contest. The newspaper staff took first place in General Reporting for weekly newspapers with a circulation of 1,501 to 2,500.
Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie reported Monday that his home was struck by a stray bullet last Saturday morning, Jan. 28, around 4 a.m. According to a new release, the incident is believed to be related to information later learned from residents several blocks away who stated they were awakened by four or five gunshots at or near that same time. The exact location of the gunshots is unknown, but believed to be near Highway 13 and Sylvandale Road in Mendota Heights.
On Saturday, Jan. 21, the Farmington High School Jazz Bands took part in the MSHSL Region 1AA Solo/Ensemble Festival at Lakeville High School. All three ensembles received high marks, with Farmington Jazz I taking top honors amongst all jazz ensembles, known as a "Best in Site" Award.
Minnesota dentists are offering free dental care to children in need Feb. 3-4 through the “Give Kids and Smile” program. More than 2,000 dental professionals will be volunteering at more than 125 clinics across the state.
Last Tuesday, members of the Farmington High School Band program were treated to a performance and musical clinic by Paul Budde, assistant professor of music education from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Budde critiqued the bands, performed a tuba solo for the ensembles, and led an hour-long low brass sectional.