As part of Ally Week, Orange High School students from the Gender and Sexuality Alliance put together a “Friendsgiving” celebration and wrote positive and supportive notes on pieces of colored paper shaped like feathers. Those feathers were put together to form rainbow wings for the celebration, encouraging all students to be the best they can be. Pictured here from front to back are OHS ninth-graders Lindsey Wang, Sarah Friedlander, Sean Lipton and Swarn Chahal.

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‘Friendsgiving’ supports allies

Orange High School students had the opportunity to celebrate “Friendsgiving” just before the actual Thanksgiving holiday with friends and guests from the Chagrin Falls, Beachwood and Euclid high school chapters of the Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA). Students enjoyed a huge buffet and then had the opportunity to hear from Ryan Goldstein, a motivational speaker who shared his wisdom, support, kindness, generosity and inspirational personal perspective. Following the presentation, the group enjoyed games and activities that encouraged mixing and mingling in a safe space. 

Kiwanis Senior of the Month

The Kiwanis Club of Lander Circle named Orange High School senior Olivia Tzefronis as the December Kiwanis Senior of the Month. Each year the Kiwanians’ Youth Services Committee works with Orange High School staff members to recognize OHS seniors who have shown significant contributions of dedicated service to the school community, civic involvement, exemplary integrity, attributes of leadership through actions and character and academic achievement.

Pledge against violence

As part of the Male Minority Leadership Program, Orange High School students and staff joined the White Ribbon Campaign on Nov. 22 to take a personal pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence. Individuals from around Greater Cleveland came together on the steps of Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court to take a public stance against violence against women, intimate partners and children as part of the Ninth Annual White Ribbon Day.

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