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Orange Story: Alumni Stories
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Graduates of Orange City Schools represent our community around the world. Well prepared by their learning experiences at Orange, they have become leaders in their new communities and make a difference in the lives of many people every day.

The stories below share the accomplishments of some Orange Schools Alumni who upon commencement went on to succeed in the real world.

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What Dangers Are Hidden in Your House?  Find Out Tonight...! image What Dangers Are Hidden in Your House? Find Out Tonight...!
Do you know what's hidden in your house or in your child's bedroom? Orange Schools PTA hosts "Hidden in Plain Sight" tonight, November 30th, in the OHS Cafeteria. Discover the hidden dangers at the "Snoop and Search" at 6 p.m. or during the presentation at 7:15. Please note...due to the nature of the materials presented, no children are permitted to attend. 
Winter Orange Art Fair Sunday, December 3rd! image Winter Orange Art Fair Sunday, December 3rd!
Looking for unique holiday gifts? The Orange High School Junior Class is sponsoring the annual Winter Orange Art Fair this Sunday, December 3rd from 10am-4pm at Orange High School. Free admission! 
OHS 2018 Graduation Time Change image OHS 2018 Graduation Time Change
The time of the OHS Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremony at the Connor Palace Theatre has been moved back to 5:30pm on May 27th. Please note this important change. 
Homecoming Week 2017! image Homecoming Week 2017!
Congratulations to the 2017 Homecoming Royalty Court who will be introduced before Friday's football game with the crowning at half-time...and welcome home Alumni and 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees!  
OHS Marching Lion Band & Lionettes Perform on Fox 8's 'Kickin' It With Kenny!' image OHS Marching Lion Band & Lionettes Perform on Fox 8's 'Kickin' It With Kenny!'
In a three-peat performance, the OHS Marching Lion Band and Lionettes returned to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame for a live appearance on Fox 8's 'Kickin' It With Kenny.' Kicking off Labor Day weekend, the students performed on the plaza and shared some of the songs from this season's repertoire. 
Orange Bus Drivers Honored as Heroes image Orange Bus Drivers Honored as Heroes
Two Orange Schools bus drivers were hailed as heroes at Monday night's Board meeting by State Senator Yuko, Mayor Renda, and others after the drivers' quick thinking saved the life of a colleague. 
OHS Alum Has Opportunity for Starring Role in 'The Book of Mormon' image OHS Alum Has Opportunity for Starring Role in 'The Book of Mormon'
Orange High School Class of 2012 Alumnus Jordan Brown debuted in the National Touring Company of the musical "The Book of Mormon" in one of the lead roles as "Elder Arnold Cunningham" when the show opened at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers, Florida at the end of January 2017. 
2016 OHS Commencement Video Now Online image 2016 OHS Commencement Video Now Online
Congratulations to the Class of 2016! The 90th Annual Orange High School Commencement Ceremonies were held at Connor Palace Theatre on May 29, 2016. See the video here! 
Up With People's Matt Freed (OHS '13) Inspires By Example image Up With People's Matt Freed (OHS '13) Inspires By Example
Up with People, a global education organization whose mission is to bridge cultural barriers and create global understanding through service and music, brings its 2016 show to Orange High School! Headlining the cast is OHS' own Matt Freed '13. The “show experience” culminates a week of interaction with Orange High School students and volunteer service lending a helping hand to community members. The performance is at 7:30pm TONIGHT (2/26) in the OHS Auditorium.  
OHS Thespians Host Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser TONIGHT! image OHS Thespians Host Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser TONIGHT!
Support the OHS Thespian Troupe and dine at Buffalo Wild Wings tonight (Wednesday, 2/24). A portion of your meal costs will go directly to the OHS Thespian Club! 
OHS Teacher Earns Gold Excellence Award in Physical Education image OHS Teacher Earns Gold Excellence Award in Physical Education
Congratulations to Orange High School PE Teacher John Sangdahl on earning the school an Ohio Gold Excellence Award in Physical Education! 
Join Us for the Re-opening of the OHS Auditorium TONIGHT!!! image Join Us for the Re-opening of the OHS Auditorium TONIGHT!!!
The Orange City School District invites the community to join us as the curtain on the newly renovated Orange High School Auditorium is raised tonight, Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 6:45 p.m. See students perform and get a behind-the-scenes backstage tour. This event kicks off a celebration of students' performances and activities that will occur throughout the school year. 
Bestselling Author and Alum Jessica Fechtor Offers Ingredients for a Happy Life image Bestselling Author and Alum Jessica Fechtor Offers Ingredients for a Happy Life
Orange High School '98 grad and NY Times Bestselling Author Jessica Fechtor returned to her Orange roots this week where she shared her story, her writing talents, and her incredible baking skills with OHS students and staff. Her memoir Stir includes many of the favorite recipes she created as part of her healing journey after she nearly died when an aneurysm burst in her brain at age 28. Her story inspired OHS students. 
Weltman Re-Elected, Fish Elected to Orange Board of Education image Weltman Re-Elected, Fish Elected to Orange Board of Education
Congratulation to Mrs. Melanie Weltman and Mrs. Beth Wilson-Fish on their election to the Orange Schools Board of Education, and to the Orange Community Education & Recreation department on passing its renewal levy! 
Orange High School Celebrates Homecoming This Weekend! image Orange High School Celebrates Homecoming This Weekend!
Food, festivities and fun await Lion fans during a multitude of events this Homecoming weekend! Meet the Homecoming Court and learn more about all of the Homecoming events as we welcome back OHS Alumni from the past nine decades!!! 
Alumni Fundraiser at Granite City Restaurant, Oct 1 image Alumni Fundraiser at Granite City Restaurant, Oct 1
It's Orange Alumni Day on October 1, 2015 at Granite City restaurant in Legacy Village! Present this flyer to your server and 20% of your total tab will be donated to the Alumni Association. 
Orange Releases 2015 Quality Profile to the Community image Orange Releases 2015 Quality Profile to the Community
The Orange City School District is proud to announce today the release of its 2015 Quality Profile. This report encompasses various accountability measures, educational measures, student successes and learning opportunities that do not appear on the State’s School District Report Card. 
Former Orange Wrestler Awarded Bronze Star for Bravery image Former Orange Wrestler Awarded Bronze Star for Bravery
Congratulations to former Orange Lions wrestling standout Hafeez Hussein who was awarded a Bronze Star for bravery in the military! 
Orange Schools Receive Conditional Approval on State Testing Waiver image Orange Schools Receive Conditional Approval on State Testing Waiver
The Orange City School District application for a five-year waiver on state mandated testing has received “conditional approval” by the Ohio Department of Education. Orange is one of only a handful of school districts in Ohio eligible to apply for this waiver, which now has to be approved by the U.S. Department of Education. 
Orange Video History Through the Eyes of Alumni image Orange Video History Through the Eyes of Alumni
Take a step back in time as current and former teachers, staff and Board of Education members who are alumni share their stories to illustrate the past and illuminate the future of Orange High School. 
A Veterans Day Salute image A Veterans Day Salute
Throughout the Orange Schools campus, students donned in red, white and blue paid tribute to Veterans in all branches of the military in a myriad of different ways. We salute all of our Veterans for serving our country so we can enjoy the freedoms you have given us. 
Alumni News: OHS '77 Graduate's Film to Appear on ESPN image Alumni News: OHS '77 Graduate's Film to Appear on ESPN
Be sure to watch the film WHEN THE GARDEN WAS EDEN, executive produced by Orange High School 1977 graduate Jim Lefkowitz! The film will air on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 9 p.m. on ESPN and at 10 p.m. on ESPN2. 
2014 Orange High School Commencement Now Online image 2014 Orange High School Commencement Now Online
On June 1, 2014, the 88th Annual Orange High School Commencement took place at the Palace Theater in Playhouse Square. Select this news item to watch the video of the ceremony. 
Homecoming Weekend a ROARING Success!

Congratulations to the 2013 Homecoming Queen Sydney Willis and King Randall Turner who were announced at half-time of the exciting Homecoming victory over Wickliffe this past weekend! View all of the photos from the Homecoming game here, and see why we are so 'Proud to be Orange'!!!

 
OHS Alum Featured in Up With People Show!

OHS grad Josiah Rogers '12 was always a “ball of energy”. Through Up With People he has found a way to channel it…and doing so has been life-changing. See him perform with this extraordinary group at CFHS Performing Arts Center March 14-15 at 7pm!

 
Vote for Vanessa Bayer for American Comedy Award

Orange Class of 2000 Alumnus Vanessa Bayer is nominated for an American Comedy Award in the category of Supporting Comedy Actress. She currently is featured as a cast member on NBC’s Saturday Night Live.

 
Orange Grad In Super Bowl Spotlight

From playing at Disney World with the Orange Marching Lion Band to his upcoming Super Bowl appearance, Orange Grad Logan Margolis '13 has been marching in step to the beat of his own drum for years! This weekend, he will draw his biggest audience of all as millions of people around the world will be watching him!

 
Russell King '11 Named Drum Major for Fighting Irish
Congratulations to Orange High School graduate Russell King '11 who was named one of three drum majors for next year's University of Notre Dame Band of the Fighting Irish!
 
Alum Julie Boland Named Ernst and Young Managing Partner

Congratulations to Orange High School 1984 graduate Julie Boland on being named as the new Managing Partner for Ernst and Young in Cleveland!

 
Orange Grad Blossoms in Florida Sunshine

Gabriel Levine ’07 seemed predestined for a career in hospitality management. His parents have been in the restaurant business for 15 years; his mom owns Bistro 185; and Gabriel has always had a knack for making people comfortable in their surroundings. It just took a few good Orange teachers to help him truly blossom.

 
OHS '00 Grad Rediscovers Life Passion Through Writing

OHS graduate Eric Praschan ('00) always had a passion for writing. But it took a life-changing experience...and his OHS education...to channel that passion into a career.

 
Alumni Association Celebrates Its 25th, Inducts 11 Into Hall of Fame

The Orange Alumni Association marked its 25th Anniversary in spectacular style. Following an All-Class Reunion prior to the Homecoming Game, the Class of 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees were introduced at half-time and officially inducted at a luncheon the following day. Congratulations to our outstanding Hall of Famers!

 
Orange Alum Stars in New NBC Sitcom
As the television networks debut their new line-ups, be sure to watch for one bright "orange" star to come shining through! OHS grad Rick Glassman '02 has embraced his inner Hollywood...as Hollywood is embracing him. 
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