The Orange High School Alumni Association will hold its Hall of Fame induction ceremony at
11 a.m. Sept. 16 at Orange High School, 32000 Chagrin Blvd. in Pepper Pike.
Members of the Alumni Hall of Fame, Faculty Hall of Fame and the Athletic Hall of Fame will be recognized as part of the high school’s homecoming weekend.
The nominees for the Alumni Hall of Fame are:
• Neal Hamilton, class of 1975, an illustrator, graphic designer, photographer and painter.
• Jim Lefkowitz, class of 1977, executive producer of the films, “When the Garden Was Eden” and “Love and Mercy.”
• Adam Miller, class of 2004, supervising producer of the third hour of NBC’s “Today Show.”
The nominees for the Faculty Hall of Fame are:
• Deborah Delisle, who taught sixth grade at Brady Middle School from 1988 to 1996 and is the executive director and CEO of the international nonprofit organization ASCD
• Stephen Hegner, who taught for 35 years at Pepper Pike Elementary School and Brady, and was assistant principal and later principal at Brady Middle School
• Dale Kelley, who taught English at Orange High School for 36 years and was also a varsity football and track coach, assistant principal, senior project coordinator and education career club adviser.
The nominees for the Athletic Hall of Fame are:
• Dale Kramer, who coached track and field at Orange High School until 1991 and coached girls’ track from 1992 to 1993, cross-country from 1963 to 1980, junior varsity volleyball for 20 years, basketball for 15 years and junior varsity golf for 15 years.
• Devin Booker, class of 2000, two-sport athlete for the Lions’ football and track teams, five-time state qualifier who placed fifth in the 300 intermediate hurdles as a junior and first as a senior
• Brynn FitzGerald, class of 2012 and a three-time high school state qualifier in girls’ golf and tied for third place her junior year and tied for second place her senior year
• Hafeez Hussein, class of 2000, state wrestling champion at 135 pounds his senior year and the first state wrestling champ from Orange in 25 years and was 42-2 in his career
• Curtis Thompson, class of 2001 and state champion in track and field in the 100- and 200-meter dashes his senior year and reigning school record holder in those events.
Tickets for the ceremony are $25 and can be purchased at
Other events that weekend include an all class reception prior to the Friday football game at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 15. Alumni members are invited to the football game. The inductees also will be introduced at the game.
Alumni band members and Lionettes are invited to perform with the Marching Lion Band at pregame and halftime. Interested band alumni should contact assistant band director Jake Robinson at email@example.com and any interested Lionettes alumni should contact coach Staci Vincent at firstname.lastname@example.org.