Orange School District announced its hall of fame awardees at the Oct. 4 homecoming game. An induction ceremony and luncheon were held the following day with more than 180 people in attendance.
Marc Parulekar and Tanya Somanader were inducted into Orange schools alumni hall of fame. Dr. Jack Andrish, Dr. Lisa Barna, Nikki Collier Pulver and Amanda Krantz were inducted into the athletic hall of fame. Sallie Boyle, Dennis Hansen and Nancy Domiano were inducted into staff hall of fame.
As music coordinator for Pickerington Local Schools, Parulekar coordinates all music activities and music faculty development within the school district. He previously served as director of bands for Pickerington North High School, where he conducted award-winning marching, jazz, symphonic and concert bands that performed at various parades.
Beginning in 2014 as deputy director of digital content, Somanader served in the White House during the Obama administration. She also previously served as news media director and deputy speechwriter for House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and was a digital writer for Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign. Somanader is now chief content officer of start-up political media company, Crooked Media.
Andrish is a physician at Cleveland Clinic specializing in the management of knee injury and sports medicine. He previously served as team physician for the Orange schools and as head of clinical research for the department of orthopaedic surgery at Cleveland Clinic. From 1971 to 1973, Andrish was on active duty in the U.S. Navy, serving as team physician for the U.S. Naval Academy.
Barna and Collier Pulver partnered to win the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division II state doubles tennis championship in 1992 in their senior year. After completing medical school at Sackler School of Medicine New York State American Program and a residency in internal medicine at Cambridge Hospital in Cambridge, Mass., Barna works as an internist at Harvard University Health Services in Cambridge. She still plays competitive tennis.
After earning a masters degree in journalism at American University,
Collier Pulver worked as a television news producer in Washington, D.C. She later produced programming for HGTV. Collier Pulver now owns an interior design business.
Krantz and her playing partner won the OHSAA Division II state doubles tennis championship in 1990. She played four years of varsity tennis at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., and was named an all-American her sophomore year. She later founded DOHJE, a web-based business – of which Krantz is the CEO – that helps patients communicate with their nurses.
Boyle taught kindergarten at Moreland Hills Elementary School in Pepper Pike for 24 years. Known as an innovator in childhood education, Boyle believed that what children learned in her classroom would serve as the foundation of the rest of their educational lives.
Hansen spent 24 years teaching Advanced Placement biology, general biology, college prep biology and honors biology in the Orange science department. He served as the district leader and teacher representative for many initiatives, sharing his insights and ideas at many state and national conferences.
Domiano graduated from Orange in 1969, ultimately returning to Brady Middle School in Pepper Pike – her alma mater – where she taught physical education for 38 years. She later became involved in middle school and high school theatre productions as a costumer for school plays.