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Orono High School Graduation Graduation Ceremony Thursday, June 9, 2016 7 p.m. Pesonen Stadium (weather permitting) GRADUATION MEMO FOR SENIORS AND THEIR PARENTS SENIORS: If you have not yet ordered your 2016 graduation package, there is still time!  Please see Ms. Mueller in the OHS office. Seniors who have already placed their orders will pick up their graduation orders from Ms. Mueller…

Two teams of Orono High School students earned second places at the DECA International Career Development Conference. An additional three teams made it to the top 10. OHS sent 19 students to the international conference, which was held April 23-26 in Nashville, Tennessee. The team of Rachel Fay and Hank Seward took second place with their public…

Orono High School’s yearbook, the Spartan Annual, has been recognized for excellence and featured in the 2016 Jostens Look Book, celebrating the best-of-the-best in yearbook design and coverage. The Look Book is a collection of spreads and photos from outstanding yearbooks and their creative themes, covers, designs, relevant coverage, storytelling copy and action-packed photography. Last…

The Orono High School Student Senate was honored as the Minnesota Association of Student Councils (MASC) Student Council of the Year. The honor was announced during the final general session at the State Leadership Convention of MASC and the Minnesota Association of Honor Societies (MAHS). It was held April 9-11 at Sauk Rapids-Rice High School….

Orono High School has been named one of America’s Best High Schools by U.S. News & World Report.   Orono placed fourth of the 760 public high schools in Minnesota. Nationally, Orono was 257th of more than 21,000 high schools nationwide or in the top 1.25 percent of America’s high schools. Orono High School rose in the rankings from…

Orono High School juniors, from left, Lisa Suerken, Hannah Gronberg, Alexa Eichstadt and Jackie Mitchell were selected for the 2016 All-State Dance Team. They performed March 12 at Shakopee High School. Lisa and Jackie performed in a kick routine, and Alexa and Hannah in a jazz routine. They also were in the finale with 230…

Mark Vonder Haar, Orono High School technology education teacher, received the Teacher Excellence Award at this year’s International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) conference. It was held March 2-4 in National Harbor, Maryland. Vonder Haar has been teaching technology education for more than 23 years and is currently teaching videography, graphic communications, architectural drawing and…

Orono High School blew away the competition in February in the Vocabulary Bowl, which is sponsored by vocabulary.com The English classes of Larry Williams mastered 9, 418 words – almost three times as many as second-place Sartell High School. OHS was the state champion for the month of November 2015 as well. See what OHS students…

Orono High School students Jesse Bissen and Sophia Peterson are this year’s recipients of the ExCEL (Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership) Award sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League. The award recognizes juniors who participate in league-sponsored fine arts and/or athletic activities, hold leadership positions in their school and volunteer in their community….

The ceramic work, “Contrasts,” created by Orono High School junior Samantha Fisher, has been selected for inclusion in this year’s National K-12 Ceramic Exhibition. It will be held March 16-19 in Kansas City, Missouri. It will be seen by thousands of visitors from all over the world, many of whom will be in Kansas City…

Maria Keller, a sophomore at Orono High School, was named one of Minnesota’s top two youth volunteers of 2016 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism. Keller was honored as the high school student and Jasmine Kennebeck, a seventh-grader at Wabasha-Kellogg Secondary School, as…

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