AT POTOSI HIGH SCHOOL HOMECOMING – R3 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES TO BE HONORED JAN. 28T
2021-2022 Inductees are . . .
• Dr. Linmarie Sickich
• Randy Eaton
An induction ceremony will be held in conjunction with P.H.S.’s Basketball Homecoming on Friday, Jan. 28th at approx. 7:15 p.m. The new Hall of Fame honorees will be introduced and recognized after the Junior Varsity contest. The Homecoming Queen, King and Court will be introduced following the Hall of Fame ceremony.
Potosi High School’s Hall of Fame display in front of the main office at P.H.S. heralds the names and photos that began with the initial class of inductees in the 2018-19 school year. The new Hall of Fame recognizes athletes, teams and individuals that have made significant contributions to the school and or community.
The former Hall of Fame that had been in place was primarily athletic based with “All State” recognitions of one sort or another as well as successful teams that were at the “Best of Class” level.
With the Hall of Fame that has been established, Potosi High School now honors students or other distinguished former students or faculty members for service to community, country, or the school district in the Hall of Fame.
With this idea in mind, the Potosi R-3 School District established, during the 2018-2019 school year, a Potosi School District Hall of Fame honoring those who have significantly contributed to or brought honor to the Potosi R-3 School District.
All current members of the Hall of Fame were grandfathered in to the Potosi School District Hall of Fame. This process now allows the district to recognize not only athletes, but also former students, graduates, community members, and educators.
The Potosi School District Hall of Fame was established to recognize and honor Potosi R-3 School District students, student-athletes, community, or faculty members that have made outstanding contributions or accomplished outstanding achievements while attending, after graduating, or while serving the Potosi R-3 School District.
Guidelines for Induction:
• Outstanding contributions to the Potosi R-3 School District
• Distinction in service to a profession such as law, medicine, education, etc.
• Exceptional success in trade, business, industry, or government
• High achievement in a recognized cultural endeavor such as art, music, theatre
• Outstanding achievements in athletics
• Significant contributions to community or country
• Adheres or adhered to the mission, philosophy, and citizenship guidelines of the Potosi R-3 School District by displaying honor, leadership, character, service, and achievement
• Serves as a distinguished role model to students of the Potosi R-3 School District
Potosi School District Hall of Fame Induction Process:
The Potosi School District Hall of Fame Induction Committee accepted nominations and is inducting 2 new members in this, the third year of the new Hall of Fame for the 2021-22 school year and will continue to induct two nominees each subsequent year. Nominees will be submitted by individuals in the community by completing the Potosi School District Hall of Fame Nomination Form. The Potosi School District Hall of Fame Nomination Form may be submitted to the Potosi School District Athletic/Activities Director. Potosi School District Hall of Fame Nomination Forms must be submitted by October 15th of each year.
The Potosi School District Hall of Fame Induction Committee met during the month of December this year to decide on inductions into the Potosi School District Hall of Fame. Additional meetings to render decisions on inductions are scheduled as the committee deems necessary. Nominations were discussed and decisions on induction rendered by the Potosi School District Hall of Fame Induction Committee.
Potosi R-3 School is pleased to celebrate the alumni and staff that have graced the halls of Potosi High and recognize individuals who have served with distinction in life.
Clause for Removal:
Individuals may be removed from the Potosi School District Hall of Fame for violations of the Potosi R-3 School District’s mission, philosophy, or citizenship guidelines as deemed appropriate by the Potosi School District’s Hall of Fame Committee.
Linmarie Sikich, M.D., M.A.
Dr. Linmarie Sikich has been selected for induction into the Potosi Trojan Hall of Fame for the Class of 2021-22. Dr. Sikich is a 1977 graduate of Potosi High School.
While at Potosi High School Linmarie was Valedictorian for the Class of 1977 as well as being the Senior Class President. She was in the National Honor Society; Trojan Band; Glee Club; publications; photography; worked as a library helper; attended Freedom Forum among many other accolades. Dr. Sikich also was recognized with honors in the Junior Science Symposium; National Merit Finalist; U.S. Senate Youth Program Semifinalist; Presidential Scholar Finalist among others.
She went on to earn a bachelor’s, master’s, and medical doctoral degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and there she began her career as a postdoctoral fellow in Neurodevelopment. She went on to work at Yale University as a General Psychiatry Resident, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow, and Postdoctoral fellow in Child Psychiatry Research. She then went on to gain full professorship in the Psychiatry Department at the University of North-Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Sikich now works in the Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine Department at the Duke University School of Medicine. She is board certified in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, served for five years as the Medical Director of the Duke Autism Clinic, and currently serves as both the Associate Director of the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development and the Duke Clinical Research Institute- Autism & Developmental Disorders program lead in the Neuroscience Medicine Unit. She has published nearly 75 articles in peer reviewed journals such as the Lancet Psychiatry, the New England Journal of Medicine, and the Journal of Child Adolescent Psychopharmacology; further, she has written nearly 18 published book chapters.
Mr. Randy Eaton has been selected for induction into the Potosi Trojan Hall of Fame for the Class of 2021-22. Mr. Eaton is a 1967 graduate of Potosi High School.
While in school he was very involved in extracurricular activities including: basketball, track, football, student council, Junior Class President, FTA, Letterman’s Club, choir and glee club. He was the record holder for rushing and passing yards in football when he graduated from P.H.S., as well as for the 60 yard dash at that time.
After graduating, Mr. Eaton has stayed very involved in the Potosi community as well as the R-3 School District. He has been involved with the Elks Christmas Charity for over 50 years and piloted the Backpack program that began in 2013 to feed children in need throughout the County.
He has served as a volunteer firefighter for 61 years and served on the Potosi Fire Board of Directors from 1974 - 2004. While serving as the Chairman of the Board on the Board of Directors at the Potosi Fire Protection District, he was instrumental in building additional fire stations in outlying areas. Washington County residents were unable to secure affordable fire insurance due to the insurance ratings (their home was too far away from a fire station). He was committed to helping provide affordable home insurance to everyone in the community.
Randy Eaton joins his sons, Jason Eaton (1st Team All State Football 1989) and Ryan Eaton, (member of the 1996 State Championship Baseball Team) in the R-3 Hall of Fame.
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