1996 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.

Linda McReynolds Bryant (SHS 1964) is a prominent in financial, corporate and education worlds and founder of her own company. She is a popular author and media spokesman in her field.

Russell Bunker (SHS 1941), a lifelong Sidney resident, civic and church leader, dedicated his life to the service of others. He is a decorated World War II hero, serving with the Air Force.

Richard E. Flanagan (SHS 1944), a college and professional football star, was appointed Superintendent of Parks and Recreation for the City of Sidney in 1958. He developed and led an innovative parks/recreation program. A 1944 Sidney High School graduate, he served in the Army.

William Hudson, Jr. (SHS 1970), nationally known educator, is a Tandy Scholar, Disney All-American Teacher, and a Christa McAuliffe Educator. His specialty is mathematics, but he is in demand as a consultant/speaker in many fields.

Harold C. McDermott, Sidney City Schools’ teacher, coach, principal and superintendent, is credited with the vision that brought the school system into the 20th century. He inspired many students during his tenure (1949-1964) and oversaw multiple building projects.

William F. Mentges, MD (SHS 1949) returned to Sidney after his medical training to dedicate 35 years of service to his home town, retiring from the staff of Wilson Memorial Hospital in 1995.

Rear Admiral Roger E. Spreen (SHS 1938) was a highly decorated Navy veteran of three wars and 32 years of service. He died January 29, 1988, and was buried in Arlington National cemetery with full military honors.