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.
James H. Fouss (SHS 1957) has a long history in the field of market research and currently serves as the president of Fouss Market Research. Additionally, Fouss lectures in the Business Management Department of Washington College, the 10th oldest Liberal Arts College in America. James has served as an outstanding community leader in Lawrence Township, New Jersey and Chestertown, Maryland, where he currently resides. He worked to organize a highly successful 300th Birthday celebration in Chestertown and has served as the head of the Kent County Community Food Pantry. During his service to our country, Fouss was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal while serving as a 1st Lieutenant at Williams Air Force Base in Chandler, Arizona.
Vera D. Ginn (Deceased; SHS 1925) served as both a teacher and principal in the Sidney City School District from 1948 through 1964. Ginn served as a leader in the Eastern Star Organization and found success in the business world as the owner of Ginn Elevator. She is fondly remembered by many in Sidney as a generous philanthropist, dedicating herself to Ohio Northern University, Dorothy Love Retirement Community, The Salvation Army, The First Presbyterian Church and several local scholarship funds.
Virginia A. McMillin (SHS 1941) pursued a career in nursing, earning her RN, before entering into the United States Army as a 1st Lieutenant. After completing her service, McMillin worked in New York at Cornell University Medical Hospital, the VA Hospital in Dayton, Ohio and the VA Hospital in Fresno, California. After earning a Masters Degree in Nursing Education from the University of Dayton, she took a teaching position at San Mateo College in California where she taught for 21 years, serving as a strong role model to students, family and members of her community. McMillin was appointed by President Kennedy to serve on the White House Council on Aging, is a published poet and is listed in the Who’s Who in American Nursing.
Frank Neville (SHS 1949) is commonly referred to as “Mr. Music” by residents in the Sidney and Shelby County area. Neville taught music at the high school level and has composed music, conducted orchestras and was instrumental in organizing local summer concerts at the Shelby County Courthouse. He has won numerous awards and had a positive influence on numerous student musicians throughout his teaching career. Additionally, Neville served as the Director of the Shelby Metropolitan Housing Authority for 20 years.
Dave Ross (SHS 1972) is a long-time supporter of the Sidney City School District and provided key leadership in the local effort to build Sidney Memorial Stadium and for the great success of the Hall of Honor. Ross is the author of a book detailing the first century of the Sidney High School football program and serves as a member of the Board of Trustees at Urbana University. Dave Ross was instrumental in supporting the development of the Ross Historical Center, located in downtown Sidney. He received his MBA from the University of Dayton, where he currently serves as the PA announcer for the football program. Dave has shown great dedication and involvement in countless athletic projects throughout Shelby County.