This year’s Senior Homecoming Court includes Tre’von Davis-Hardwick, from left, Aariyan Gonzalez, Myles King, Kailen Giles-Watkins, Destiney Goods, Connor Whiteman, Marvin Davies, Kennedy Vickers, Nina Regalbuto and Yahya Basharat. The Junior Court attendants, not pictured, are juniors Alyse Martyn and Zakariya Basharat, sophomores Macy Fletcher and John Boyle and freshmen Samantha Bernon and Max Sigel.

Lou DeVincentis 216-831-8600 ext 6626

Staci Vincent 216-831-8600

Homecoming weekend festivities

Orange High School welcomes back all alumni as part of Homecoming Weekend 2019 on Oct. 4-5. Weekend festivities will include the seventh- and eighth-grade band joining the OHS and Orange alumni bands in performance at the game, junior cheerleaders performing with the varsity cheer team and an all-class reception in the OHS Commons beginning at 5:30 p.m. prior to the Friday night football game against Perry High School (kick-off is 7 p.m.). The Homecoming Court will be introduced on the field at half-time along with the crowning of the 2019 King and Queen.

Also on hand for homecoming will be the 2019 Orange High School Hall of Fame Inductees who will be introduced at the end of the third quarter of the game and inducted into their respective halls of fame at 11 a.m. on Oct. 5 at the high school.

Educator of the Year

Orange High School teacher Dave Chordas was named “Educator of the Year” by Burntwood Tavern earlier this month. He was selected from more than 400 nominations for the impact he has made on his students’ lives through his classes, clubs and teams.

Theater alumni tour nation

It is showtime for three Orange High School alumni who are in national touring theater companies. Jordan Brown from the Class of 2012 is starring as Elder Cunningham in “The Book of Mormon,” which just completed its run at Playhouse Square; Daria Pilar Redus from the Class of 2014 is starring as Sandy Cheeks in “The SpongeBob Musical,” which just launched nationwide; and David Holbert from the Class of 2015 was just cast as Bobby in “The Color Purple,” which is set to preview in Maryland this October. All three alumni are familiar faces in the Orange City School District as they were very involved in theater throughout middle and high school.

School closed for holiday

This is a reminder that due to the Yom Kippur holiday and NEOEA Staff Development Day, there will be no school Oct. 9-11.

Design, fabrication workshop

The Brady Fab Lab will be holding a community workshop on Oct. 17 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Brady Middle School on the Orange Schools Campus, 32000 Chagrin Blvd. Residents will learn to use the Shopbot (CNC Router) and Laser Cutter to “design, develop & fabricate” a letter bank. The use of the lab is always free, however, there is a $20 materials and consumables fee that can be paid via check or cash the day of the workshop. Register now at For more information, call 216-831-8600, ext. 3111.

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