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Orono High School senior Elise Anhorn and junior Serena Laing received an honorable mention in the 2017 Minnesota Academy of Science STEM Communicator Awards. Their research paper was entitled “Investigation of Porphyromonas Gingivalis Isotypes in Relation to Various Clinical Factors.” The competition honors authors of the top 10 papers with cash awards and medallions, and also…

Five of the 10 teams that Orono Middle School advanced from building-level competition placed in the World Savvy Festival. The regional competition was held May 12 at the University of St. Thomas. In all, more than 300 students representing eight schools participated. The World Savvy Challenge is an academic opportunity for students to engage in…

The Orono High School Student Senate was honored as a Minnesota Association of Student Councils (MASC) Student Council of the Year. OHS was one of five schools statewide to receive the honor. Honorees were announced during the final general session of the state leadership convention of MASC and the Minnesota Association of Honor Societies (MAHS)….

This school year, the Orono Intermediate School Character Council raised good money for good causes. The council raised $400 through “Donuts for Dogs.” Jolene Coleman, president of Crossroads Animal Shelter , recently visited OIS to accept the check. (See picture below.) At the beginning of the year, council members brainstormed on what they wanted to accomplish for the…

The Orono Middle School Math Olympiad team was named to the National Math Olympiad Honor Roll for scoring in the top 10 percent of teams internationally. All 30 students participating received awards for excellence, placing within the top half of the 150,000 students worldwide competing. In addition to the United States, 23 foreign countries were…

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