2002 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.

Dr. George Clyde Fisher nationally known as the father of astronomy in America, was a native and 1892 graduate of Orange Township. An accomplished scientist, his work in astronomy and in teaching science to young children was groundbreaking and nationally recognized. He was a close friend and colleague of both Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison.

Dr. Clayton Kiracofe, OD, retired local optometrist, was instrumental in the design and construction of the existing Sidney City School facilities. He was a member of the Sidney Schools Board of Education when Emerson, Longfellow, Lowell and Whittier opened as new school buildings and led the bond issue campaign to build Sidney High School and Parkwood Junior High (now Northwood School).

James P. McClain (SHS 1945) was instrumental in coordinating the merger between Piqua Catholic and Holy Angels Sidney into Lehman High School in 1970. He was the charter president of the Holy Angels Parochial School Board, the first president of the Lehman School Board and a member of the Holy Angels Parish Council.

Roger C. McGee, was superintendent of Sidney City Schools from 1964 – 1977. McGee passed the first permanent improvement levy for the school district. Under his guidance, full-time elementary principal and secretarial positions were established as well as speech therapy and school psychologist programs. Several new libraries were constructed and others were updated, and additions were built at Sidney High School, Northwood, Emerson and Longfellow.

Nancy Olson (SHS 1965) is the executive director of the Florida Marlins Community Foundation in Miami. In 1978, she became the second woman in the state of Florida to be a high school athletic director, and was later named the director of intercollegiate athletics for Florida International University.

David H. Schroeder (SHS 1973) author, songwriter and software designer, is a graduate and valedictorian of the Sidney High School class of 1973. He received his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Yale University. He is a nationally known software design engineer, columnist and an accomplished songwriter.