Star athletes, educators to be inducted


Haines

Haines


Williams


Zorn


SIDNEY — Sidney City Schools has announced the 28th annual Hall of Honor induction ceremony will take place Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022. A gymnasium reception will precede the induction ceremony beginning at 6 p.m.; the ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. in the Sidney High School Auditorium.

“It is our honor to recognize these three outstanding people for their successes and contributions to the world around them,” said Hall of Honor Chairman Rudy Keister.

The Hall of Honor Committee reconvened to celebrate the HOH class of 2020 in the spring and is is honoring the class of 2021 this fall. Those inducted include former football player, David “Kris” Haines (SHS 1975), retired Sidney High teacher, coach, and Associate Athletic Director Margaret “Maggi” Williams (SHS 1973), and outstanding educator and community servant Amy Zorn (SHS 1973).

“Each year we have been able to present an array of outstanding inductees to the Hall and this year is no different,” said Keister. “This year’s class of inductees has ambitiously touched the lives of many through their athletic skill and educational impact.”

Haines shifted from a flourishing musician in junior high to a star football player and track runner for Sidney High School. His athletic talents took him to the University of Notre Dame on a full scholarship, where he lettered in football four times and track three times. Among his many accolades, Haines was the first freshman to start at wide receiver, held the school record for “yards per catch,” and caught two passes in National Championship Game in 1977 as Notre Dame beat Texas to win the coveted cup.

Haines followed up his college football career in the NFL, getting drafted by the Washington Redskins in 1979, and going on to also play for the Chicago Bears and the Buffalo Bills. Haines found his true passion in the fall of 2001 when he accepted a teaching and coaching position at Catherine Cook School in Chicago. He remained at that school until his retirement in January 2022. Today, Haines continues to serve young athletes through coaching.

Williams’ journey began and will probably end in Sidney, Ohio. Wiilliams graduated in 1973 from Sidney High School and continued her education at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation in 1977. Williams played three different sports at ONU and earned 12 varsity letters. She was a member of ONU’s first State Championship in softball. She was named Outstanding Major of the Year and Outstanding Senior Athlete in 1977. In 1990, Williams was the youngest person to be inducted into the Ohio Northern University Athletic Hall of Fame.

Upon her graduation from ONU, Williams returned to Sidney and joined the staff at Sidney High School in 1978 as a health and physical education teacher, where she taught for over 35 years before retiring in 2013. She remained the associate athletic director at Sidney High School until 2021, a position she held for over 20 years. Williams coached girls’ basketball for almost two decades. Of her many great assets, Williams has always been active and honored in the Sidney community and volunteered on various city and school committees.

With degrees of a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Arts in English, Zorn was a high school teacher at Jackson Center and Anna. During her 35-year teaching career, she was a three-sport varsity and junior varsity coach, an Academia adviser with championship teams at both schools, a WHIO-TV High-Q team adviser and a Southwest District volleyball official.

As an adjunct faculty member, she taught technical writing at Edison State Community College. Zorn was employed as a consultant to the National Geographic Society for many years as an educational writer, as a national instructor for advocacy, media relations, and funding, and as an assistant instructor for teacher institutes in Washington, DC. During her exemplary teaching and professional career, she was honored with several awards and accolades. Locally, she has volunteered for organizations like Wilson Hospice and American Red Cross, as well as served on a number of service committees and boards. Her leadership in high school served to foreshadow the amazing life of service she has led.

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