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Orono High School senior Sinclair Myhre’s animation, “Bound,” has been selected to screen at the 2017  EDU Film Festival . It will be held Friday, May 19, at the Showplace Icon Theater in St. Louis Park’s West End. Now in its 10th year, the EDU Film Festival is Minnesota’s premier film festival for high school students. Each year…

Four Orono Intermediate School fourth-graders medaled in National Mythology Exam. It is the first time OIS has participated in the competition. Eva Redmond and Henry Shafer earned silver medals, while Abby Henry and Brynja Lockman received bronze medals. Also participating were Justin Barry, Madeline Dent, James Field, Billy Foster, Addie Furst, Henry Jackson, Ainsley Kaufman,…

Minnesota Junior High Math League Orono Middle School Junior High Math League teams took the top two places in the Waytonka B division this year, and all four teams finished in the top half of the 20 teams in the division. Orono “/ and Conquer” finished first and Orono “Navy” finished second. These teams held…

A team of four students from Orono Middle School earned third place in the state History Day competition. It was held April 29 at the University of Minnesota. The students – Paige Good, Laura Schoenzeit, Megan Schoenzeit and Julia Stevens – competed in the Junior Group Performance division. Their project was “We Will Not Be Silent: …

For the first time, Math Masters teams from Orono Intermediate School returned from regional competition with the top three honors. In all, the 35 fifth-graders captured 25 ribbons, medals and championship plaques. The competition was held April 21 at Chaska Community Center. The field of competitors included 173 students on 36 teams. OIS sent seven…

Orono High School has been named one of America’s Best High Schools by U.S. News & World Report. Orono placed second of the 769 public high schools in Minnesota.  Nationally, Orono was 249th of more than 22,000 high schools nationwide or in the top 1.15 percent of America’s high schools. OHS placed 97th of the top 500…

Twelve Orono High School artists were recognized with 14 awards in the Region 2AA Minnesota State High School League visual arts competition. It was held April 22 at Chanhassen High School. In all, 12 high schools participated. Three students earned a superior rating: Crosbie Francis in mixed media drawing Kayla Kaveney in ceramics Sinclair Myhre in computer-based…

The Orono High School speech team won second place in the Section 2AA Minnesota High School League tournament and will be sending nine speakers to state. The section competition was held April 8 at Chanhassen High School. Chanhassen won the section, while Eden Prairie, Chaska and Marshall placed third, fourth and fifth respectively. It is…

Orono Schools’ 13th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser April 6 raised $5,256. Proceeds benefit Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners and Maple Plain Food Shelf. To date, the community event has raised over $60,000 for the two beneficiaries. Their food shelves serve residents of Hamel, Long Lake, Loretto, Maple Plain, Medicine Lake, Medina, Minnetonka Beach, Orono, Plymouth and…

At its meeting April 10, the School Board honored Orono High School athletes and their coaches who won state championships in their respective sports. Congratulations to: Girls’ swim and dive team – 200 individual medley relay team of Caroline Gardner, Ellie Thompson, Nora Luetmer and Alison Tallen (Class A) Boys’ swim and dive team – Will Brenton,…

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