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Orono High School Principal Dave Benson has been named Person of the Year by the Long Lake Area Chamber of Commerce . This honor is reserved for an individual or business that goes “above and beyond to make this area a great place to live and work.” Benson will be recognized at an event on Saturday, March 4. It will be held…

Orono High School Guidance Department and the Minnesota Association for College Admission Counseling will host a 2017 College Fair from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 13, at Orono High School. Students in grades 9, 10 and 11 will have the opportunity to visit with representatives from more than 100 colleges. Preregister at www.gotocollegefairs.org For more information, call the OHS Guidance…

Twenty-three Orono students in grades 8-12 participated in the 63rd Model Assembly Session of the Minnesota YMCA Youth in Government program January 5-8. Local students debated bills, passed proposals and sat on the jury for court cases. More than half of the delegation spent the weekend in the newly-renovated State Capitol, as well as in…

Members of the 2017 Orono High School Winterfest court are, from left: front – Abby Haglin, Melanie Iversen, Abby Wilfert, Kat Antonenko, Mattie Rice, Queen Sammy Patterson, Naish Invie, Connor Brown, Gab Wengler and Chris Johnson. Back row: Amelia Singleton, Ellie Eskuche, Kate Edwards, Nora Luetmer, Madison Michel, Elise Anhorn, Laura Landgraver, King Danny Murley,…

The Orono High School National Honor Society chapter inducted 59 students on Wednesday, January 11. New members are: Sophia Andrews Andreas Andrews Christian Babo Maeve Banavige Andrew Baran Ivy Barrett Sam Bartel Alex Berger Natalie Brekken Ashley Clemens Rachel Constant Kevin Cornelius Natalie Cumming Olivia Eriksson Owen Erpelding Abby Fay Tenille Fredrickson Megan Geelan Gabby…

Orono High School senior Ella Gagne and junior Caroline Koehl won first place in the Classic Debate Championship Tournament held December 2-3 at South St. Paul High School. OHS brought four teams with two students each. In all, there were 123 teams representing 14 different schools from the Twin Cities, Rochester and Mankato. Thirty teams…

The Spartans’ 200 Individual Medley relay team of Caroline Gardner, Ellie Thompson, Nora Luetmer and Alison Tallen is the Minnesota State High School League state champion! Better still, the team’s finishing time qualified for All American consideration. State competition was held November 16-18 at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatics Center on the University of Minnesota Minneapolis campus.

The Orono High School Speech Team has been recognized nationally by the National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA). The team received at least 100 degrees last school year, placing it in the top 23 percent of chapters nationwide and securing it membership in the league’s prestigious 100 Club. NSDA has 120,000 members nationwide. “This milestone…

We Scare Hunger, a districtwide food drive conducted October 31-November 3, collected 1,377 pounds of food donations. That exceeded last year’s total by more than 50 pounds. Nonperishable food items were collected at each school, as well as at three businesses in Long Lake:  ChiroCenter, Harvest Moon Natural Foods Co-op and Orono Station. Members of…

Pat Prindle, assistant coach of the girls’ soccer team at Orono High School, has been named the Minnesota State Class A Girls’ Assistant Coach of the Year by the Minnesota High School Soccer Coaches Association. Prindle also serves as director of coaching and player development for the Orono Thunder Soccer Club. Prindle was nominated by…

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