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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…

Although the total hasn’t been finalized, Orono Schools’ 13th annual Empty Bowls fundraiser April 6 raised more than $4,500. 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,…

Lisa O’Halloran, business education teacher at Orono High School, has been recognized with a Teacher of Excellence Award by BestPrep. “With more than 600 educators participating annually in BestPrep programs, the Teacher of Excellence Award serves to recognize the top 2 percent of those who go above and beyond in their commitment to educating Minnesota…

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,…

A team of students from Orono High School received an honorable mention in the Moody’s Mega Math (M3) Challenge 2017. It is believed this is the farthest an OHS team has ever gone in the competition. Team members were Andy Baran, Alex Berger, Olivia Eriksson, Ben Greiber and Tate Welty. Of the 1,121 papers submitted…

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 was recognized at an event on Saturday, March 4 at Burl Oaks Golf Club. Each…

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,…

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