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OHS Student Senate enjoys successful year

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The Orono High School Student Senate has enjoyed a busy and successful school year.Memorial Blood Centers logo

The senate’s recent blood drive, its second of the school year, collected 98 units of blood. Memorial Blood Centers estimates each unit potentially saves three lives. That means our students may have saved nearly 300 lives. (See photo gallery below.)

In addition to the blood drives, the senate has:

  • Donated $2,527 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Minnesota. Money was raised through its Make-A-Wish auction and Survivor Week fundraisers.
  • Contributed $500 to Orono High School’s Unified Program. This was also raised through the Survivor Week fundraiser.
  • Sponsored Bingo at Lunch to raise more than $150 for Food 4 Kidz, the senate’s state service project.
  • Helped 200 students preregister to vote through a collaboration with School Board members Sarah Borchers and Martha Van de Ven. Senate members spoke in classes and staffed a voter registration table during lunch periods.

OHS English teachers Jarrett Lundquist and Grace Nohner serve as the senate advisors.