1997 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.

John Herman Enders (SHS 1948), top official of the International Flight Safety Foundation, spearheaded international civil aviation improvements to reduce aviation loss. The 1948 Sidney High School graduate devoted a 46-year career to safety and socio-technical endeavors.

Thomas E. Given (SHS 1949) dedicated time, talent and energies to a better community, applying his vision to its progress. The 1949 Sidney High School graduate displayed both perception and entrepreneurship in the development of his own successful contracting firm, Ferguson Construction.

William Robinson Joslin, Sr. (SHS 1904), a farm and community leader, was known nationally and statewide as an advocate of the cooperative movement in rural electrification and for his dedication and innovations in the grain industry.

James D. Russell, EdD (SHS 1959), teacher, author, consultant, lecturer, experimenter and coordinator, holds many honors from Purdue University where he served as professor of educational technology, Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

Donald R. Thompson, Jr., PhD (SHS 1960) is internationally recognized for his scientific accomplishments as a physicist on the Principal Professional staff of Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory.

Dorothy Dull Wells (SHS 1944) is internationally known for her talent as an editor, composer and arranger of organ music with the noted Lorenz Publishing Co. Among her claims to fame: she composed the music for Sidney High’s Alma Mater.