Alumni Hall of Fame

Del City High School

 

Bill Sutton

Hall of Fame Honoree Bill Sutton attended Del City High School from 1976-1978.  After graduating from DCHS in 1978, Sutton attended the University of Central Oklahoma.  He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science Education in 1982, a Masters of Educational Administration in 1990 and a Masters of Continuing Education in 1992.  He was on the President’s and Dean’s Honor Rolls throughout his tenure at UCO.

 

Honoree Sutton was a professional educator for 8 years.  He taught geography, American history, physical science and life skills at Del Crest Junior High from 1985-1990.  He served as the seventh and eighth grade counselor at Del Crest Junior High from 1991-1993.  He has been the Social Studies Curriculum Coordinator for Mid-Del Schools for the past 18 years.  He served and chaired numerous Oklahoma State Social Studies academic committees and was a contributing author for the 1993 and 2011 revisions to academic standards.  He served as a counselor at Del City High School in 1997 and 1998.  Sutton worked with Del City High School staff and students for 18 years in many capacities for Mid-Del Social Sciences, Science, Fine Arts and Counseling Coordinator positions.

 

Honoree Sutton received the OCSS Mike Adkins Award in 2011, which is the highest honor given to a state social studies educator by the state social studies organization.  He was the Site Teacher of the year in 1997 and received the Masonic “Teacher of Today” award for excellence in teaching in 1990.  Sutton was selected as Channel 5's Project Challenge program featuring Oklahoma’s outstanding teachers in 1987.  He also served as a member of the Mid-Del Drug Advisory Council from 1987-1994.  

 

Honoree Sutton researched and produced the first and only existing video documentary of the Mid-Del community entitled “Midwest City-Del City... The Early Years, 2000.”  He was involved in the formation and implementation of Del City T.A.S.K. force against drugs in 1986, founded the Mid-Del School District’s first secondary anti-drug club (H.U.G.) at Del Crest Junior High School in 1986.  He was a charter member of the Annual Midwest City Dr. Martin Luther King Prayer Breakfast Committee, serving 10 consecutive years from 1997-2007.  He served 11 years on the executive committee and chaired the executive committee for Rose State College’s Annual Global Oklahoma Multicultural Festival, winning Multicultural Citizen of the Year in 2000.  He was on numerous committees for the Del Quest Leadership Program.  He has served as a member, Secretary and President of the Midwest City Kiwanis Club.  He has served on numerous other community committees and special events over the past 10 years.

 

Honoree Sutton has deep roots in the Mid-Del area.  His grandparents, mother and brother have all served in education in the Mid-Del community.  In addition, all of his siblings are graduates of Del City High School.

2014 Inductees

The 2014 inductees are: Scott Inman, Class of 1997 and Bill Sutton, Class of 1978.

Scott Inman

Hall of Fame Honoree Representative Scott Inman attended Del City High School from 1994-1997.  After graduating from DCHS in 1997, he attended the University of Oklahoma and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree, summa cum laude, in Political Science with a Spanish Minor in 2001.  Representative Inman received his Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma School of Law in 2004.  

 

Representative Inman practiced law in downtown Oklahoma City until his election to the State Legislature in November of 2006.  Upon his election, Representative Inman became the first graduate of Del City High School to ever represent the community at the State Capitol.  In 2009, Representative Inman was elected by his caucus to serve as House Democratic Leader.  At age 32, he became the youngest person in state history to lead a caucus in either the House or Senate.  He has continued to serve as the House Democratic Leader since 2010.

 

Representative Inman has been recognized for his legislative accomplishments by the Oklahoma Public Employees Association, receiving the OPEA Legislator of the Year Award in 2010.  In 2012, OPEA again honored him with a Special Recognition Award for his work that session.  He serves on numerous positions and legislative committees: Conference Committee on Energy and Aerospace, Conference Committee on Judiciary, Conference Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs, Energy and Aerospace, Task Force for the Study of State Tax Credits and Economic Incentives, Justice Reinvestment Initiative, Special Committee on Soldier Relief and the National Conference of State Legislators Law and Criminal Justice Committee.

 

His public and community service efforts are exemplary.  He was a member of the David L. Boren’s President’s Leadership Class.  He continues active participation in the Del City community as a Member and Past President of the Del City Rotary Club, a member of the Del City Chamber of Commerce, a member of Del City Random Acts of Kindness, an Executive Board Member of the National Parkinson Foundation - Oklahoma Chapter, an Executive Board Member for the Oklahoma Bar Association’s High School Mock Trial Program, a Board Member of the Del Quest Student Leadership Program and a member of the 2010 Tinker Air Force Base COMMSTAR Program.  

 

Representative Inman married his high school sweetheart, Dessa Inman in 2006. They live in the Del City area with their two children, Ella Grace Inman and Sophia Claire Inman.

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