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.
Timothy C. Adams (SHS 1968) came from modest roots to become a distinguished civilian leader at NASA. His combined expertise in Mathematics, engineering and education have been employed at NASA in key problem solving areas. Tim also has been a dedicated volunteer from his time as a graduate student until the present day in the Florida community where he resides.
Maclin Hall (SHS 1943) or “Mac” as he is known by family, friends and colleagues is an exemplary figure from America’s “Greatest Generation”. A 1943 graduate of Sidney High School, Mac served in the United States Army during World War II. He returned from service to pursue his college education and ultimately a successful career as a PhD physicist in industry. Mac has ten patents to his name for his efforts. He has also led and participated in numerous community and service organizations throughout his life.
William David Jamieson (SHS 1958) served in the U.S. Navy as a Navy flight officer in the early ‘60’s. Upon his release from active duty he entered the Moritz College of Law at the Ohio State University where he attained his J.D. degree in 1968 and from which he would launch a distinguished career in international business with the J.D. Irving Companies, New Brunswick, Canada. A colleague who nominated David for a Lifetime Achievement Award he received from a national Canadian Newspaper described David this way: “His quiet intelligence, integrity and demonstrated respect for others have had an enormous influence on bringing many significant matters to a successful conclusion. He is greatly admired by everyone who knows him.”
Roger McDermott (SHS 1958) distinguished himself in two successful careers. A PhD Biochemist, he had a successful career as a research biochemist at Dow Chemical Company where his research team helped develop many important medicines still in use today. Retirement in 1994 from Dow did not end his working life however. Instead, he embarked upon a teaching career, accepting the position of Chairman of the Chemistry Department at Wright State University’s Lake Campus. Said McDermott about Sidney: “Although job opportunities took me from Sidney, I have always been proud to call it my hometown. The great nurturing I received from teachers, coaches, scout leaders and my parents have served me well throughout my life.”