Winter Carnival participants Russ Worrick and Lee Sibley, both Class of 1967.Viola Morris, Class of 1917.Prom festivities.Bleacher fans cheer the team in the "old" gym.Mrs. Nancy Gilles, longtime Yearbook advisor, and Yearbook staff. The 1992 yearbook was dedicated to Mrs. G. David Dow, here an OHS senior, was later "Mr. Dow" to scores of eighth grade science students.Principal Grover MacLaughlin.Dave Graves goes for the layup.Kent Holmes surveys the action on the field.John Toole playing a Stage Band solo.Shep Sheppard leads the cast of "Pirates of Penzance" in song.Orono Hockey adds excitement to the winter months.The Senior Play of 1962, "You Can't Take It With You."Teenagers weren't getting enough sleep even in the 1950's.Custodians and bus drivers. Bill McDonald, center, still works at OHS!
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Collin Bates '08 Passes Away

September 11, 2009

It is with a very heavy heart that I post this news item about the death of Collin P. Bates, a member of the OHS Class of 2008. His obituary appears below in its entirety.
ORONO - Collin P. Bates, 19, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009. He was born April 24, 1990, in Bangor, the son of Peter and Constance (Smith) Bates. Collin graduated from Orono High School in 2008. He attended the University of Maine and planned on joining the Marine Corps this fall. Collin was very passionate about everything he was involved in, especially football. He had the most fabulous sense of humor and always brought smiles to everyone's faces. Collin had a big appetite and could down McDonald's cheeseburgers like nobody's business. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, football, track and playing fetch with Sophie. Collin always had a zest for life and he always made every day count. He made each day he was with us seem more like a blessing than a right. In addition to his parents, Collin is survived by two sisters, Jessica Elizabeth Bates and Alyssa Marie Bates; grandparents, Ronald and Joan Smith of West Lawn, Pa., and Wesley and Carmella Bates of Benedicta; aunts and uncles, Fred Bates, Michelle Klam and her husband, Dorian, Erin Letourneau and her husband, Stephen, Michael Smith and his wife, Gemma, and Steven Smith and his wife, Elaine; 11 cousins; and all his "buds" from Orono High. Relatives and friends are welcome to call 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, at Brookings-Smith, LaBeau Chapel, 72 Main St., Orono. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 14, at Resurrection of the Lord Parish, St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 89 Main St., Orono. Interment will be afterward at Riverside Cemetery, Bennoch Road, Orono. Those wishing to remember Collin in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the Collin Bates Scholarship Fund, care of Orono High School, 14 Goodridge Drive, Orono ME 04473. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.