Education and the beauty of the Haliburton Highlands were the focal points of life for Haliburton Rotary's 13th president. Today, the name of Norman A. Sisco is promi- nent on the building that houses the northern campus of Sir Sandford Fleming College. Norm Sisco was born in 1918 in Quebec, the son of a United Church minister who went on to become general secretary of the United Church of Canada. Mr. Sisco attended school in Renfrew and Sarnia, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto. He joined the armed forces during World War II, attended officers' school, and served for a time in British Columbia. In 1953 he moved to Haliburton to become the first principal of the newly built Haliburton Highlands Secondary School. The first teacher he hired was J. Douglas Hodgson, who himself went on to distinguished career in education. Mr. Hodgson remembers Norm Sisco as a man uniquely suited to the challenges that awaited him in Haliburton, where divisiveness between Minden and Haliburton over the location of the new high school influenced students' attitudes. Mr. Sisco quickly brought them together, and became a popular man in both communities. He directed the first drama production in the school, and set up a students' council with Betty Hodgson as its first president. "He was a very fair, good man to work for" Doug Hodgson recalls. "He had a philosophical bent of mind... he was a very interesting person to be around." Mr. Sisco joined Haliburton Rotary on November 5, 1953 and remained a member until 1958, when he moved to Oshawa to become the first principal of Dr. Donovan Collegiate. As club president in 1956-57. Mr. Sisco was involved in placing an initial offer on land that later became Sam Slick Park, and obtaining the Skyline Park lookout property. Along with Ron Curry, Mr. Sisco established Camp Timberlane on Two Island Lake. He owned property on Drag Lake and spent much of his spare time there, enjoying the outdoor life, especially hunting and fishing. After serving as principal in Oshawa, Norm Sisco became a school inspector in south-ern Ontario. He joined the provincial Department of Education when William Davis was minister, and was given the task of establishing the Ontario Science Centre. When the province decided to create a community college system, Norm Sisco served on the founding committee and later chaired the The Council of Regents for Ontario Colleges and Universities. Norm Sisco and his wife Patricia had four children: Alan, David (deceased), Gordon and Peter. Mr. Sisco died in 1987.