Alumni Hall of Fame
Hall of Fame Honoree Darrell Pickard, M.D. attended Del City High School from 1977-1980. He received a Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering from Oklahoma State University in 1985, where he was the Dresserʼs Engineering Scholar and received the Key Club National Leadership Award. He received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 1989, where he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha and was the E.M. Reeter, M.D. Scholar. Dr. Pickard has been in private practice as an Ophthalmologist in Midwest City from 1993-present. He was associated with the Dean McGee Eye Institute before opening his private practice. Dr. Pickard received the Community Vision Care Honor and was listed as a top eye physician in 2002. He received the 2002 Community Vision Care Award from the Oklahoma State Department of Health Speakers Bureau and was a Mission Eye Surgeon to Guatemala. Dr. Pickard is an active member of the Del City Church of Christ, Youth Small Group Leader 1994-2000. He was Youth Soccer Coach for the Midwest City Soccer Club from 1995-2003 and Club Officer from 1999-2003. While attending Del City High School, he was Mr. Del City High School for the Class of 1980, President of the Senior Class, Quarterback of the football team, Captain of the football team, 3-year Letterman in Football and 2 year Letterman in track, President of the National Honor Society, President of the Key Club, Reporter for the School Newspaper and Delegate to Boysʼ State.
Ronald "Ronnie" Weaver
Hall of Fame Honoree Ronald "Ronnie" Weaver attended Del City High School from 1972 to 1975. He received a football scholarship to Arizona State University, where he was quarterback from 1975 to 1977. Mr. Weaver transferred to the University of Oklahoma and was the starting catcher for the University of Oklahoma baseball team from 1978-1980. On May 1, 1983, Mr. Weaver became a firefighter for the City of Del City Fire Department. He rose to the rank of Captain and was a gifted leader and he had a deep passion for helping people. He was selected Fireman of the Year in 1984 and also was honored by local news media for rescuing several individuals pinned beneath rubble after a roof collapsed. Mr. Weaver loved serving the community that he grew up in and being close to his family. In addition to being a great leader for his brother firefighters, he was a little league coach and an active member of Meadowood Baptist Church. On February 20, 2007, Mr. Weaver lost his year long battle with cancer and left behind an enormous amount of friends, family, and fellow brother firefighters that will never forget the impact he left on their lives. In April, 2007, Mr. Weaver's son, Ryan, went to work for the City of Del City Fire Department and is continuing his father's legacy in our community.
Hall of Fame Honoree David James attended Del City High School from 1974-1976. He received a Bachelor Degree in Physical Education from Central State University, now University of Central Oklahoma, in 1980 and spent one year as a UCO graduate assistant. Mr. James is a four-time All-American and two-time national champion as a wrestler at UCO. He has been the Head Wrestling Coach at UCO for 27 years and enters the 2008-09 season as the winningest coach in school history with an amazing 307-105-4 dual record against some of the top teams in the country. He has led the Bronchos to an amazing 12 national championships -- seven in NCAA Division II, five in NAIA -- and has been named national Coach of the Year seven times. Under Mr. Jamesʼ leadership, UCO has had 23 top-four national tournament finishes, including five runner-up showings, and the Bronchos have won 18 Midwest Regional titles in 19 tries. He has coached 45 national champions and 158 All-Americans at UCO and his career dual record includes an amazing 252-33 mark against non-Division I teams. Mr. James ranks 11th on the school's career win list with a 116-16 record. He is a member of four hall of fames -- the NAIA Hall of Fame (1988), the UCO Athletic Hall of Fame (1991), the NCAA Division II Wrestling Hall of Fame (2005) and the Oklahoma Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame (2007). Mr. James volunteers to assist each year with a clinic for the Del City Wrestling Team and promotes Del City Wrestling statewide.
The 2008 inductees include: Dawn Anna, Class of 1968; David James, Class of 1976; Darrell Pickard, M.D., Class of 1980; and Ronald Weaver, Class of 1975.
Hall of Fame Honoree Dawn Anna attended Del City High School from 1964-1968. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Oklahoma in 1971 as well as a Masters Degree in Education in 1974. She was a teacher in Oklahoma and Colorado for 17 years. Ms. Anna was the High School Volleyball Assistant/Head Coach at Littleton High School and Columbine High School for 12 years and took her team to their first league championship in 20 years. She received "Coach of the Year" award in district in 1995 and 1997 and received the Arete Award (ESPN) for Courage in Sports in 1999. Ms. Anna's daughter, Lauren, was murdered at Columbine High School, which prompted her to begin speaking out about violence in schools. Ms. Anna travels across the United States speaking at public schools, colleges, symposiums, talk shows and news shows about the importance of school safety and protecting children. Ms. Anna became a co-spokesperson for HOPE, raising 3.1 million dollars in 4 months to build a new Columbine High School Library and was a consultant for the "Dawn Anna" movie for Lifetime TV. She is currently working to raise funds for the Columbine Memorial in Littleton, Colorado, and is working with Japanese families to enact victims' crime legislation/rights in Osaka.