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.
Kathleen Geib Boykin (SHS 1960) was, for more than three decades, an education leader in foreign languages at Slippery Rock University, PA, from where her academic influence spread throughout the world. She became a curriculum innovator, a motivator for students and faculty, a writer and a superb academian. She retired from her position at Slippery Rock in 2002. During her academic career, she earned membership in eight honor societies and ten professional associations.
Julia Taylor Lamb, a local philanthropist throughout her lifetime, gave much to the schools and to the community. Yet her one act of altruism stands out above the rest, her donation in 1913 of land which became known as Julia Lamb Field where the SHS football teams played from 1919 to 2003. Julia Lamb was known in her lifetime and beyond as a woman who gave much of her life to her church and to the children of Sidney.
SGT. James D. Locker (SHS 1965) gave his life as a United States Air Force Pararescueman in Vietnam where he perished on a hazardous mission to rescue a downed and wounded U.S. Marine Pilot. Sgt. Locker earned eight Air Medals for distinguished service, two Purple Hearts, several medals from the Republic of South Vietnam, including the Cross of Gallantry, and three Silver Stars. “These things I do, ‘That Others May live.’”
Bruce L. Moon, PhD (SHS 1969) distinguished himself through his extensive work in art therapy, an engaging poetic and theoretical approach to art as therapy with children, adolescents and adults. His clinical practice of art therapy has heavily focused on work with young people experiencing emotional difficulties. He has authored eight textbooks and earned many awards.
Donald L. Stephan, a creative educator, mentor of students, writer and master chef, served 28 of his 34 years as a teacher of English, designer of curriculums and leader in education in Sidney, throughout Ohio and around the country. While at SHS, he helped develop several programs in English including Project Alpha and Project 60. He also served two years in the Peace Corps as a lecturer in the education department of Njala University, West Africa. He has earned many honors over his 33 years in education.