Tickets on Sale for Po-Hi Hall of Fame Banquet; Schieber one of six inductees

August 9, 2022 | Featured|Headlines

PONCA CITY  — The Sixth Annual Ponca City High School Hall of Fame banquet is set for 7 p.m. Sept. 22  at the Carolyn Renfro Event Center, 445 Fairview.

Tickets are $50 per person or a reserved table for eight is $500.

Tickets are on sale at the PCPS Central Administration Building, 613 East Grand. 

Inquiries may be made to Chryl Gillespie at 580-767-8000.

The 2022 Inductess are Walter Harris Jr. Class of 1941; Don Schieber, Class of 1964; Lynn Moore, Class of 1966; John Stanley III, Class of 1979; Scott Askew, Class of 1980, and Elizabeth Poyner, Class of 1980.

Ticket sales proceeds benefit Ponca City High School Hall of Fame Scholarships.

Don Schieber

Don Schieber is an award winning Kay County farmer who has invested over 50 years of love into his family and farming. 

Schieber’s dream of farming began in the fourth grade at Kildare School after he watched a farmer plant crops through the classroom window. Schieber now owns the land he used to dream of farming.

He attended Kildare schools through 8th grade, East Junior High, before graduating Ponca City High School in 1964. 

He earned a Bachelor of Science in 1968 at  Oklahoma State University. 

Schieber then joined the 95th Division Training of the Army Reserve and served as a Sergeant and a 2nd Lieutenant. 

In 1970, Schieber earned his Masters of Science in Agronomy at OSU and began serving as the first Superintendent of the OSU North Central Agronomy Research station in Lahoma from 1970 to 1973. During this time he also started his own farming business and designed, built, and marketed a portable seed cleaner, traveling extensively thru Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Colorado and Arkansas from 1974 to 2021. 

Schieber dedicated many years of his career to serving on multiple state and national industry Boards and Commissions including:

• Member of the first class of Oklahoma Agricultural Leadership Program – 1983

• President of Oklahoma Wheat Growers Assn- 1988

• Member of Oklahoma Wheat Commission – 2005 to Present

• Member of US Wheat Associates Board of Directors- 2008-Present

• Chairman US Wheat Associates Board of Directors- 2011

Schiebr has traveled to over 16 countries representing U.S. wheat farmers and their interests to open, develop, and expand U.S. wheat exports. 

His longtime support of the Oklahoma and U.S. Wheat Industry was recognized by the State of Oklahoma in 2022 with his induction into the Oklahoma Agriculture Hall of Fame. 

Schieber is also the recipient of The Outstanding Achievement in Agriculture Award, which is the highest award given by the Governor to honor distinguished Oklahoma agriculture producers.

Schieber and his wife, Cecelia (Sanders), married in 1969 and have four children: Sheri, Christi, Cindy and Kami, and five grandchildren.