Graduation with Distinction

Graduation with Distinction (GwD) is a unique honors program for enrichment beyond the curriculum. It aims to: 1) Provide a rigorous depth/width/breadth academic pathway for all interested students which encourages them to engage in challenging classes, plan and execute their own learning, and connect their learning to activities in the real world;  2) Validate the achievements of these students to colleges and employers by attestation that completing students are Graduates of Distinction, and; 3) Reveal to the communities sending students to Orono High School the quality of academic enrichment the school provides.  Details about how to work toward Graduation with Distinction can be obtained from Mr. Bulteel, the GwD Program Chair. Students who earn this distinct honor wear saffron-colored sashes at graduation. 

Graduation with Distinction Info:

GwD Intro for Step-Up and Ninth Grade.pdf

Past Graduates with Distinction: