1998 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.

Robert Burns (SHS 1943) dedicated his life to community service. This 1943 Sidney High graduate has devoted countless volunteer hours to school and community improvement issues. In 1996, he was awarded the Sidney/Shelby County Chamber of Commerce highest honor, its Zenith Award.

C. Wayne Davis (SHS 1949) distinguished himself internationally in agricultural engineering and the grain handling industry. His leadership fostered the effective control of grain dust, enhancing the safety of over 7,000 grain elevators in the United States.

Shearl L. Edler spent 27 of his 36 years as an educator at Sidney High School. He was a master teacher who had an incredibly positive impact on countless students, encouraging and stimulating them both in the classroom and in later life. Mr. Edler received many professional awards and authored numerous articles in professional journals and newspapers.

Margaret (Margo) Russell (SHS 1937) rose from a 17-year-old Sidney Daily News reporter to become editor of Coin World for 25 years, an American numismatic leader and spokeswoman, presidential appointee, author, lecturer, church, health care and community leader.

Homer W. Schamp, Jr., PhD (SHS 1941) is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Dr. Schamp became an expert in thermodynamics and molecular physics and a regular contributor toward the periodicals, Science & Children and The Science Teacher.

Cecil Watkins (SHS 1927) gained national recognition in the printing and publishing industry through his work at Amos Press. Mr. Watkins was a true community leader as witnessed by his charter membership in the Sidney Civic Club, the IUTIS Club and the formation of Tawawa Park.