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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.


2015-2016 Sponsors

$10.00 Donation

Lori Harris
Kirk Kaufman
Gail Snay
The Humes Family

$25.00 Donation

Carolyn Adler
James and Sara Cavellier
Alicia Conner
Jeffrey and Karyn Faber

GB Training Center
The Houppert Family
Michelle Kolp

Gwen Kluesner
Dave and Amy McCaffrey
Ivy Marie Mitchell
Shirley M. Nelson
Brenda Pescia
Sally Papazian-Shepherd

Rob and Karen Schadel
Carol Schlicht
Donna Dewitt Schnell
Tracey and Jackie Stanyer

Stelman & Associates, LLC

Rose and Bob Tyson
Kay Zuzelski

$50.00 Donation

Dean Beyma, LO Printing
Dr. and Mrs. Craig Crafton
Renny and Barbara Frit
Maria and John Horvath
Ton and Janny Hurkmans
KALPA Systems, Inc.
LeRoy and Hazel Mabery
Michigan Education Association
Melissa Miller
Matt and Amy Morrison
Michael and Jillian Nolan
Ken and Windy Nuss
Shih-Chen and Ruth Peng
The Rowland Family
Alice Seppanen
Ron and Ann Smolinski
Fred Snow

$100.00 Donation

24th Street Tavern
Jennifer Bade
The Barkers
Nanci Canine
James and Carol Bartunek
Christopher Dolecki, D.C.
Mat and Diane Dunaskiss
Candy Harris, Realtor – Real Estate One
James C. Komendera, DDS
Gary and Rene Maki
Joseph A. Mastromatteo, DDS
James and Kris McBride
Oakview Middle School PTO
Opa Food and Spirits
Catherine and David Raker
Sagebrush Cantina
Sota Technology, Inc.
Barbara and David Wilker
SOS Mechanical and Son Inc.
Sandra Theut


$200.00 Donation

The Angel Network, Paul Lelli
Golling Buick GMC
Lake Orion Elementary School Administrators
Lake Orion Knights of Columbus
The Nowakowski Family


Lamplighter Plus

$250.00 Donation

BASS (Building Automated Systems and Services)
Lake Orion Education Association
Lake Orion High School PTO
SANI-VAC Service, Inc.


Bronze Lamplighter
$500.00 Donation

Michael Cayen, M3 Investment Services
Steve and Teresa Drakos
Orion Neighorhood Television
Sparks-Griffin Funeral Home


Gold Lamplighter
$1000.00 Donation

Lake Orion Sunrise Rotary Club
Mike Macy, Macy Insurance Agency Meemic
Larry and Penny Mullins


2014-2015 Sponsors


2016-2017 Sponsor Brochure