Mr. Sig Rogich
Rogich Middle School is proudly named in honor of Sigmund "Sig" Rogich. Sig Rogich was born in Iceland and moved at the age of seven to Henderson, Nevada. Mr. Rogich has worked on behalf of his adopted homeland and community, becoming one of the leading political and corporate advisors in Nevada and the United States. Rogich served as Assistant to President George H. W. Bush for the creative development of public events from 1988 to 1992, and he was Director of President Ronald Reagan’s Tuesday Team, Official Guide to Mikhail Gorbachev on his nationwide tour of the United States, and U.S. Ambassador to Iceland. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board for the Clark County Public Education Foundation, and as President of the Clark County Library Foundation. Mr. Rogich is also involved in the Community College of Southern Nevada Foundation, Opportunity Village, the Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism, Keep Memory Alive, the Las Vegas Water District, and the Nevada Athletic Commission's Committee on Boxer Health and Safety. He earned a degree in journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno.
Rogich Middle School Rough Riders
Rogich Middle School's mascot is named after the famous volunteer cavalry that went into battle during the Spanish-American war. The most famous of all the units fighting in Cuba, the "Rough Riders" was the name given to the First U.S. Volunteer Cavalry under the leadership of Theodore Roosevelt. Roosevelt resigned his position as Assistant Secretary of the Navy in May 1898 to join the volunteer cavalry. The original plan for this unit called for filling it with men from New Mexico, and the territories of present day Arizona and Oklahoma; however, once Roosevelt joined the group, it quickly became the place for a mix of troops ranging from Ivy League athletes to glee-club singers to Texas Rangers and Native Americans. The Rough Riders became legendary due to their role in the Battle of San Juan Hill.