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The Lamp of Learning Academic Awards Program was implemented by the Board of Education in the Fall of 1985 to honor and reward those students who have demonstrated exemplary achievement in the classroom. Awards are earned based on the work of the entire school year and are given out in the Fall of the following academic year (i.e., an award earned in the 8th grade is given out in the fall of the 9th grade, etc.)
Students earn pins at the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade levels by maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 for the entire school year.



Awards earned in grades 9 -12 are not earned by grade level but rather, in a four-step process. Therefore, a student must earn each award in order regardless of his/her current grade level.


Step 1 Award = Academic Letter Step 3 Award = Silver Pin
Step 2 Award = Bronze Pin Step 4 Award = Gold Pin

Freshmen receive a pin (Middle Level) based on earning a 3.5 GPA in 8th grade.

Sophomores receive an Academic Letter based on earning a 3.5 GPA as a freshman.

Juniors may receive an Academic Letter or Bronze Pin, based on earning a 3.5 GPA during their sophomore year; or by maintaining a 3.5 cumulative GPA for freshman and sophomore years combined.

Seniors (Fall Awards) may receive an Academic Letter, Bronze Pin or Silver Pin, based on earning a 3.5 GPA during junior year; or, by maintaining a 3.5 cumulative GPA for freshman, sophomore and junior years combined.

Seniors (Spring Awards) may receive an Academic Letter, Bronze Pin, Silver Pin or Gold Pin, based on earning a 3.5 GPA through the third term of their senior year; or by maintaining a 3.5 cumulative GPA for freshman, sophomore, junior and 3rd term of senior years combined.


Lamp of Learning ceremonies, 2017-18












Oakview Middle School



Tuesday, Oct. 3



7:00 P.M.



Waldon Middle School



Thursday, Oct. 5



7:00 P.M.



High School



Tuesday, Sept. 26



7:00 P.M.



Scripps Middle School



Thursday, Oct. 19



7:00 P.M.


Sponsor information

2017-2018 Sponsor Brochure

2016-2017 Sponsors

$10.00 Donation

Lori Harris
Jet’s Pizza, Oxford
Lucky’s Natural Foods LLC
Gail Snay

$25.00 Donation

Carolyn Adler
Cara Cannon
Honorable Nancy Carniak
Jeffrey Faber
Maxine Falb
GB Training Center
Vickie and Mike Houppert
Richard Kast
Kirk Kaufman
Michelle Kolp
Christine Lehman
Patricia E. Matekunas
Dave and Amy McCaffrey
Birgit McQuiston
Ivy Marie Mitchell
Shirley M. Nelson
Honorable Julie Nicholson
Orion Keg & Wine
Sally Papazian Shepherd
Brenda Pescia
Rob and Karen Schadel
Carol Schlicht
Melisa Smith
John Stelman
Deputy Craig Stout
Lieutenant Dan Toth

Robert and Rose Tyson

$50.00 Donation

American Legion Post 233
Kerri Anderson
Dr. and Mrs. W. Craig Crafton
Asalyn Coachman
Andrew and JoAnna Drakos
Donna Dewitt Schnell
Michael and Rose Edwards
Firehouse Subs
Lindsey, Ethan and Eric Hodge
Maria and John Horvath
KALPA Systems, Inc.
The Kettler Family
Andy and Kathryn Knitter
Lake Orion Police Assoication
Jennifer LoGrasso
LeRoy and Hazel Mabery
Mark and Charleen Moody

Matt and Amy Morrison
Jim and Kim Murphy
Michael and Jillian Nolan
Ruth and Shih-Chen Peng
Neal and Debbie Porter
The Rowland Family
Scripps Teachers ($75.00)
Alice Seppanen
Jim and Rena Thomas

$100.00 Donation

Chris Barnett
James and Carol Bartunek
Burdick Street Landscape Supply & Equipment
Brad and Amy Davis
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Dehn
Maria DeKeyser
Mat and Diane Dunaskiss
Hi Hill Lawn Service
Bob Lomerson
Gary and Rene Maki
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Mastromatteo
Dr. and Mrs. James McBride
Modetz Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Catherine and David Raker
Sagebrush Cantina
SOS Mechanical and Son, Inc.
Sandra Theut
TuJo’s LLC
Village Trophy Shop, Inc.
Barbara and David Wilker
Zamm Lawncare

$200.00 Donation

Denmat Building Maintenance
Lake Orion Elementary School Administrators
Lake Orion High School PTO
Lake Orion Middle School Administrators
The Nowakowski Family
Schlachter Family
Jan and Dan Seeds

Lamplighter Plus
$250.00 Donation

Steve and Teresa Drakos
Golling Buick GMC
Lake Orion Education Association
Serenity Gardens LLC

Bronze Lamplighter
$500.00 Donation

Michael Cayen, M3 Investment Services
David Gaskey
Orion Neighorhood Television
Mike Macy, Macy Insurance Agency - Meemic

Gold Lamplighter
$1000.00 Donation

Steven Drakos, Attorney at Law
Lake Orion Sunrise Rotary Club
Stephen Auger & Associates Architects, Inc.
Bald Mountain Behavioral Medicine

2015-2016 Sponsors