Marlin Shamblin and Ken McCormick were good friends from their days at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. Shamblin became a Spanish teacher at Sidney High School and urged his social studies counterpart to join him in a community he and his family had come to enjoy and call "home."
In 1968 the two were reunited until retiring from teaching. Shamblin gets credit not only for bringing a fine educator to Sidney but also a caring person who would become a full participant in school, church, and community.
On Friday, April 21, at 7:30pm in the SHS auditorium, the late Kenneth W. McCormick will receive the highest honor bestowed by the school district when he's inducted into the Sidney City Schools Hall of Honor along with three alumni, Susan L. Russell (SHS 1970), Martin L. "Mick" Given (SHS 1975), and Thomas P. Milligan (SHS 1978). A gymnasium reception will follow with both events open to the public.