1994 Inductees

Whether they are a past Sidney High School graduate,
a former staff member, or someone who has had a significant impact on our community, the achievements of these inductees are a source of pride for Sidney City Schools and our community.

J. Oliver Amos (SHS 1927) was Chairman of the Board, Emeritus, of Amos Press, Inc. Mr. Amos was active in church, civic and educational affairs, including support of the Sidney City Schools and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Mary Agnes Brandewie, an award-winning teacher at Sidney High School from 1962 through 1973, developed the mathematics curriculum for the school and, after retiring, volunteered as a teacher at Lehman High School for another 13 years.

Rebecca Crimm (SHS 1961) was one of the first women to achieve prominence in television as a news anchor woman, reporter, producer and national correspondent.

Robert (Bob) Hipple (SHS 1934) was an industrialist and founder of H&H Machine Tool Co. A civic leader and philanthropist, the Hipple Cancer Research Center in Dayton, Ohio, was named in his honor.

Lois Lenski (SHS 1911) became an internationally known children’s book author, illustrator and recipient of the John Newbery medal for most distinguished contribution to children’s literature.

William W. Milligan (SHS 1941), a political leader, was U.S. Attorney Southern District of Ohio, and represented Sidney/Shelby County in the Ohio House of Representatives.

Granville Robinson was football, basketball and track coach at Sidney High School from 1926 through 1936. He oversaw the renovation of Julia Lamb Stadium and he named the school’s athletic teams the Yellow Jackets from his college alma mater, Baldwin Wallace.

William A. Ross, Jr. (SHS 1940) was chief executive officer of Ross Aluminum Foundries and an avid Sidney City School supporter. Mr. Ross, an expert in local history was a largely anonymous local philanthropist.

Dean Atlee Snyder was a teacher at Sidney High School from 1925 to 1926 and principal from 1928 to 1931. He was a founder of the IUTIS Club and helped revamp Julia Lamb Stadium.

COL. S.L. (Pete) Stephan (Ret.) (SHS 1931) was a U.S. Marine Corps officer, decorated for World War II and Korean Conflict service. He was superintendent of Ohio’s Soldier’s and Sailor’s Orphans Home in Xenia, Ohio.