Our alumni are tremendously important in maintaining traditions and growing the high level of excellence of Orono. The Alumni Association coordinates homecoming events, hosts business networking events, and supports scholarships and mentoring opportunities for Orono alumni. If you are not already, we invite you to get involved.

Make A Nomination

The purpose of the Orono High School Distinguished Alumni Award and Promising Alumni Award is to recognize and honor the outstanding achievements made by alumni in their chosen field or occupation and/or as positive contributors to their community.

Please let us know if you know of alums who are doing cool things! Nominations can be accepted year round.

Past Distinguished and Promising Alumni

2020
  • Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Young Jarnigan ’83
  • Julie Maas-Kusske ’93 
  • Genna Torney ’06 -Promising
2019
  • Andrea Tysdal ’94
  • Ben Veach ’03 – Promising
2018
  • Michele Krolczyk ’83
  • Brian Knight ’07 – Promising
2017
  • Stephanie March ’89
  • Justin McCoy ’02 – Promising
2016
  • Jim Van de Ven ’97
  • Erin Murray ’00 – Promising
2015
  • Kitty Crosby ’58
  • Kassy Heinrich ’07 – Promising
2013
  • Dean Mooney ‘64
2011
  • Traci L. Toomey, Ph.D., ‘83
2012
  • Lowell Seashore ‘68
2010
  • T.J. Haislet ‘73
2009
  • Jack Veach ‘77
2008
  • Dave McKown ‘55
2007
  • James D. Franklin ‘65
2005
  • Jerry Rockvam ‘57
2006
  • Catherine MacKinnon ‘64
2004
  • Joan H. Lane ‘82
2003
  • John L. Shannon, Jr. ‘71
2002
  • Cliff Otten ‘66
2001
  • Kristi Jensen Pierro ‘75
2000
  • Kelly Shaughnessy ‘72
1999
  • Heidi Hofmann Hoover ‘74
1998
  • Bruce Willis ‘58
1997
  • Marvin Johnson ‘53

Everyone Counts.

Your gift, no matter the size, makes a difference to every member of the Orono Community. Because of you, we are better together: fiercely committed to raising funds for today’s needs and tomorrow’s dreams.