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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). It was
held April 22-24 at Century, Mayo and John Marshall high schools in Rochester.
Grace Nohner, student senate advisor, was recognized as Division Advisor of the Year. This is the second time she has received this honor. In addition, OHS junior Andy Baran was elected to serve as president of the MAHS state board.
In all, 15 students attended the convention along with advisors Nohner and Jarrett Lundquist.
During the convention, OHS students presented six roundtable sessions on topics ranging from the current political climate to Orono’s Make-A-Wish fundraiser.
The Make-A-Wish fundraiser, cochaired by Jane Guidera
and Jack Randolph, raised $6,500 for Morgan of Waconia to fully cover the costs of her wish trip to Hawaii. On June 2, OHS had a Hawaiian-themed dress-up day and presented a check to Stephanie Davis of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Students also signed a giant card for Morgan.
In his bid for president of the MAHS state board, Baran worked with campaign manager OHS junior Mollie McGrann. They created posters and a campaign booth, and made a point of speaking with delegates from all 14 schools that attended the convention. In addition, Baran gave a speech and participated in a question-and-answer session. He will officially begin his term of office later this month when he leads the Minnesota delegation to the national conference in New Hampshire.