Gebhart to be Inducted into Winner School Hall of Fame

Keith Gebhart will be inducted into the Winner School Hall of Fame on Oct. 12 at the football game. The presentation will be at the halftime of the football game.

Gebhart is a retired administrator in the Winner School District.

In 1966, Gebhart became the K-9 principal in Winner. He served as the junior high/middle school principal for 23 years and as Winner High School principal for five years.

Gebhart was the administrator of the local and federal Indian education program.

Gebhart started the kids wrestling program and was a volunteer coach in the youth wrestling program for 25 years. He was awarded the South Dakota Friend of Wrestling award.

Gebhart was also instrumental in starting the Hershey youth track program and received the state Hershey volunteer of the year award.

Gebhart supported FHA and FFA and was named an honorary FFA member.

In 2009, Gebhart received the Bill Pistulka memorial award.

Gebhart is a graduate of Mitchell High School and Kansas State University. He received his master’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado.

Gebhart has given years of service to 4-H: state and Tripp County horse committee, rodeo announcer for Tripp County, state 4-H and high school rodeos.

He received the Heartland Saddle award and the Marcus Thompson memorial saddle for youth rodeo work. He also received the Tripp County Friend of 4-H Award and has been inducted into the S.D. 4-H Hall of Fame.

Gebhart was instrumental in organizing the local Prairie Cruisers car club.

A significant honor for Gebhart was being selected Winner homecoming parade marshal.

Gebhart has served the Methodist Church as Sunday School superintendent, church board, choir member, and helping with youth mission trips.

Keith and his wife, Geneice have five children and 19 grandchildren.

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