OHS football players.Bleacher fans cheer the team in the "old" gym.The "new" high school.The '47 Crimson Crier cover photo.Jon Langille and Davis Greenwood taking a break from spring track.Prom festivities.James E. DeRocher, another 1917 graduate.Shep Sheppard leads the cast of "Pirates of Penzance" in song.Sophomores "hang out" in an Orono school bus.John Toole playing a Stage Band solo.Slaves of Liberty: Quinn Collins, Geoff Battick, Anders Pogozelski(sp?), Rocky CollinsDavid Dow, here an OHS senior, was later "Mr. Dow" to scores of eighth grade science students.Kent Holmes surveys the action on the field.Mr. Larry Griffin, Physics teacher extraordinaire.Mrs. Nancy Gilles, longtime Yearbook advisor, and Yearbook staff. The 1992 yearbook was dedicated to Mrs. G.
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OHS grads and siblings compete at UMaine

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Heather M. (Allen) Deane '89 Passes Away Feb. 6, 2011

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Timothy T. Myers, Class of '95, Passes Away

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Class of 1981's Randy Nason passes away

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OHS Grad Fred Thurlow, 56, passes away

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Barry Eager, Class of 79, passes away

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Mike Dow '70 Passes Away

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OHS Alumni Ts and Polos for Sale

August 9, 2010

Class of 1980's 30th a Big Success!

August 8, 2010

Staff Sgt. Brandon M. Silk '03 passes away in Afghanistan

June 21, 2010

OHS Teacher, Coach Larry Berthaiume passes away

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April 23, 2010

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April 21, 2010

Wayne "Alan" Chetley '69 passes away on Jan. 1

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James "Jimmy" Myers Sr. '69 Passes Away

December 8, 2009

Kate Kirby '06 Visits the White House

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Collin Bates '08 Passes Away

September 11, 2009

OHS Welcomes New Principal

September 10, 2009

Donna Miller Cavallo, OHS '69, Passes Away

September 5, 2009

Emily Artesani '06 Named LEC Track Athlete of the Year

June 4, 2009

Charlie Johnson, Class of '69, Passes Away

May 21, 2009

Alex Hammer '83 Running for Governor

May 4, 2009

OHS Alumni featured in Bangor Metro

April 17, 2009

James Bauschatz, OHS '95, Passes Away

March 17, 2009

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March 3, 2009

Jon Robinson passes away at 41

February 24, 2009

Pamela Farnsworth Savoy passes away unexpectedly

February 8, 2009

Rose Kocur Smart, Class of 1978, passes away

November 28, 2008

AFS Students for 2008-09 Arrive

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Edwin "Eddie" Hall Passes Away

September 15, 2008

Class of 1969 begins reunion planning

June 30, 2008

Michelle LeBlanc '87 passes away March 29, 2008

May 9, 2008

Raymond "Rick" Ramsey Jr. passed away Jan. 4, 2004

May 8, 2008

Harold Borns III '72 passes away Oct. 4, 2007

May 1, 2008

OHS Drama Wins Regional One-Act Competition

March 9, 2008

New OHS Athletic Hall of Fame Established

September 28, 2007

Maria Millard '02 Competes at NCAA Championships

May 24, 2007

Cameron Chute, class of 1975, passes away

May 22, 2007

Fred Burpee passes away at age 90

May 18, 2007

Musician Bill Smith, class of 1980

April 21, 2007

The passing of Jim Veno, Class of 1962

April 20, 2007

OHSAA now tax-exempt!

March 19, 2007

OHS Speech and Debate Sending Four to Nationals

March 19, 2007

More than 200 attend ceremony for Eric Ross

February 22, 2007

OHS Alum Eric Ross killed in Iraq

February 13, 2007

2007 Howard Ryder Scholarship Established

January 11, 2007

Note cards for sale to benefit Adult Education

January 10, 2007

O. J. Logue a Hall of Famer

November 16, 2006

The Passing of Howard "Howie" Ryder

November 14, 2006

Plans for Class of 1976 Reunion Being Made

November 13, 2006

Former OJHS Teacher, Mrs. Frances Hartgen, Passes Away

November 13, 2006

OHS Speech and Debate Team Continues Tradition of Excellence

April 13, 2011

The OHS Speech and Debate Team's 24-Hour Read-In ended at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, April 9, after a marathon session of poetry, fiction, drama, children's literature and more.  In addition to raising a significant portion of the funds needed to support national tournament travel, the team made news!  Channel 5's film crew (including OHS alum Tom Round) spent more than an hour at the event, taping team performance of competition pieces and readings, and interviewing the students and their coach. If possible, the segment will be posted on You-Tube with a link from the OHS website and

The team is still working to meet its fundraising goal for travel to national competition, where OHS will represent Maine.  If you were unable to attend the 24-Hour Read-In and make your donation in person, you may still contribute to the team.
Checks should be made payable to Orono High School with "SPEECH AND DEBATE TEAM" on the memo line, and mailed to Orono High School, 14 Goodridge Dr., Orono ME 04473.

Team members are grateful to teachers Mr. Kirkpatrick, Ms. Moriarty, and Mr. Luthin, all of whom turned out to support the effort, as well as to Mark Bilyk, Louise Joliffe, Sam Chase, Siobhan Harrity, Will St. Peter, and other community volunteers
who helped with readings. 

Through their roles in the 24-Hour Read-In, team members Norah Bird, Carson Foley, May Callahan, Jaiwei Zou, Paul Robinson, and Joe Paul earned additional performance points for OHS, helping not only to maintain our school's status among top scoring teams in the state, but also helping to boost Maine's ranking among other states in the nation.  Unlike athletics, drama, and other co-curricular activities in which competition classes are determined by school size, tiny Speech and Debate teams like OHS are up against teams of 30-50 members from huge schools in such cities as Lewiston and Portland.  Yet  the OHS team has consistently kept both Orono and Maine on the map, thanks to hard work, talent, and great coaching.  They have done so with grace: last year they were voted winners of Maine Forensic Association's "Sportsmanship Award" by their fellow competitors from across the state.  Aluma Greta Landis was one of Maine's top-scoring individual competitors when she graduated in 2009.  Senior Norah Bird is currently the second-highest ranked individual in the state and will graduate with more points than anyone in OHS history.  Teammate junior Carson Foley is close behind, and others on the team are on track to maintain the school's tradition of excellence.

For more information about the OHS Speech and Debate Team or how you can help, contact coach Lyndsy.Shuman@gmail.com or team captain NorahBird2011@rsu26.org

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