Orono Middle School Honored Nationally 

Two Maine schools are being recognized nationally as Blue Ribbon Schools. The U.S. Department of Education announced today that Orono Middle School and Eliot Elementary School are among the schools honored.The award goes to schools whose students perform well academically. Blue Ribbon Schools are also schools with at least 40 percent of their students from disadvantaged backgrounds that improve student academic performance.More than 300 schools nationwide received the honor.