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.
Ruth Bennett Emmons (SHS 1916) was a community leader, philanthropist and business woman. She was the first local licensed female insurance agent and founder of her own firm, the Bennett Insurance Agency.
Ida Halsup Goode (SHS 1875) became the Sidney High School’s first female principal. An educator, business woman, Methodist leader and philanthropist, she held degrees from four universities for her vision and wisdom.
Paul C. Lauterbur, PhD (SHS 1947) is world famous as the developer of the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machine for medical diagnosis. For his MRI work, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2003. A year later, the new SHS science wing was named in his honor.
LT. COL. Lloyd E. Lutz, Jr. (Ret.) (SHS 1970) As a decorated officer in the United States Air Force, he received a succession of important assignments, including to the Office of Secretary of Defense in the Pentagon.
COL. Ralph E. Monroe (Ret.), (SHS 1937) was a United States Air Force officer, a veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict. Among his many military decorations are the Legion of Merit and the Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Clusters.
Marcia C. Shattuk, MD (SHS 1971) is a specialist and teacher in anatomic/surgical pathology. She heads the pathology department at the Burns Clinic Medical Center, Petoskey, Michigan, as well as publishing and researching in her field.
L. Jack VanFossen (SHS 1955), following a career as an attorney, U.S. Army captain and CEO of ChemLawn Corp., was named president and CEO of Red Roof Inns, Inc. He has contributed expertise on the boards of 15 corporations.