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Orange Congratulates Our 2012 Homecoming Royalty & Football Team!

October 9, 2012

From the tiniest toddlers to the furthest-travelling alums, Orange Pride was in the air at the 2012 Homecoming Game against West Geauga!  

Orange alumni were on hand to congratulate this year's 2012 Homecoming Queen Hallie Israel and Homecoming King Chad Sonkin!   Last year's Homecoming Queen Feeroozeh Saghafi and King Trae Williams returned to their Alma Mater and were joined by the 1992 Prom Queen Mollie Harrison and Prom King Anthony Gray, Jr. to crown Orange's newest royalty.   Harrison and Gray were celebrating their 20-year reunion.

Alumni representing more than seven decades were welcomed home and greeted by Coach Adam Bechlem and assistant Coach Tim Gammell during a pre-game gathering in the OHS Commons.  Student liaisons
including seniors Joshua Abraham, Brad Cahn, Helen Moore, and Carla Ruggieri assisted as needed and offered tours of the high school.  The alumni were also treated to a performance of the Alma Mater and the OHS Fight Song by the OHS Marching Lion Band under the director of Dr. Craig Kepner. 

Before the introduction of the court, alumna Shirley MacDonald '55 led a small contingent of alums in a ceremonial coin toss in front of the referees, the football team captains, and the cheering crowd.  The Homecoming Court was then introduced and included Senior Court members Hallie Israel & Zeke Spira; Brittany Hoffman & Chad Sonkin; Angie Saber & Alex Immel; Hannah Levine & Evan Frazier; and Hannah Eliasoph & Joshua Abraham. 

Class Representatives serving as attendants were ninth graders Sahil Jain and Elizabeth Jordan; sophomores Mariah Baez and Stephen Borgman; and juniors Casey Brown and Matthew Harris.  The announcement of the 2012 King and Queen was at half-time as the Orange Lions were in the lead 7-0.  The final 17-0 victory brought the hometeam fans to their feet! 

Congratulations to Hallie Israel and Chad Sonkin, the Orange Lions Football Team members & coaching staff, and the entire Homecoming Court!   Go Lions!


To view all of the photos from the Homecoming Game (and pre-game) events, please click on each of the photos below to see the three different slideshows.




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