Lake Orion Community Schools has a long history of successful students who have achieved well beyond their time in the school system. Each has a unique story and elicits pride from the community.
In 2017, Lake Orion High School opened a Wall of Excellence to highlight them all, by inducting its first class.
One of the first inductees was astronaut Drew Feustel, who connected with current LOHS students via a downlink in April 2018.
The Wall will grow yearly, inducting a new class, but in the meantime, many former Dragons are making their mark.
A few of others making an impact:
-- College for Creative Studies student Joe Dao wins Grand Prix post design competition
-- Western Michigan student Megan Miller recognized for academic excellence in the Trailblazer Student Recognition program.
-- Hope College student Chris Leigh named to the National Football Foundation Honor Society
-- Kettering University student Eric Smith working on creating autonomous vehicles
-- Thomas Mackie Jr. directs the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum in Tennessee
-- Bo Zhao, first LOHS student admitted to MIT, engineer with ExxonMobil, 4 patents, co-hosts Wired to Be Weird podcast.
-- Brandon Dosche, '07. Brandon rides BMX professionally. He won medals at the 2013 & 2014 ESPN X-Games.
-- Anthony Grupido, Class of '13. “The Great Grupido” is a professional magician. He has appeared on FOX and NBC.
-- Lari Barager, Class of '89. Lari spent 15 years as an anchor at KDFW-TV in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas.
-- Jeff Heath '09. Jeff plays for the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys. Jeff played collegiate football at SVSU.
-- Katie Yamasaki, '95. Muralist, illustrator, and author of children’s books. Has published 3 books, including “Fish for Jimmy”.
-- Nick Stout '01. Major, US Army. Serves in Afghanistan, esp. in roles to rebuild schools and cities.