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Three Orono High School students have been designated as semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. An additional 11 OHS students achieved commended status. This is the most students recognized by the NMS program from OHS in more than 10 years. All of the students will be honored by the Orono School Board at… OHS boasts 14 National Merit students

Orono High School will celebrate Homecoming Week October 9-14. Each day will boast its own dress-up theme.  In addition, there will be a variety of athletic and special events. This week’s Homecoming football game is Friday, October 13 at 7:00.  Please use the link below for online ticket sales.  We are expecting a large crowd… OHS Homecoming! List of events and BUY football tix here:

Whether it was in the classroom or on the playing field, Oiva “Ike” Pesonen always inspired students to do their best. Ike passed away September 12 at the age of 98. In the history of Orono High School, there have only been three football coaches. Ike served as the first coach from when the high… OHS mourns loss of its first football coach

OHS senior Maria Keller, founder of Read Indeed, has been awarded the Diana Award for 2017 for her work in literacy and providing more than 2 million books to children in need. Keller is one of six young people from the United States to be recognized this year. The Diana Award is given in the… Maria Keller receives Diana Award for 2017

Six students serving on the Orono High School Student Senate attended the national convention of the National Association of Student Councils June 23-28 at Pinkerton Academy in Derry, New Hampshire. The delegation was led by Andy Baran, who will be a senior this year and is a member of the executive committee of the Minnesota Association… Student Senate members attend convention

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… MAS honors research paper of OHS students

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).… OHS Student Senate stands out and steps up

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… OHS: #2 in state and a top U.S. STEM school