The Mary Abbott Children’s House presented Teresa Capps with the Wayne Martin Memorial Award this year.
“Our recipient exemplifies all of the very, very great qualities in serving children that Detective Martin was known for,” said Clint Williams, executive director of the Mary Abbott Children’s House.
Williams said since 2004, the group has given away the award for a professional dedicated to improving the quality of life for Cleveland County children and having an unwavering commitment to children. Capps has changed the lives of countless children and families, he said.
Last but not least, the recipient for the Steve Cain and John Dutch Memorial Scholarship this year was Brinyn Wilson, a senior at Norman High School who is concurrently enrolled at the University of Oklahoma.
Wilson is active in the community and volunteerism. She has maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout her entire high school career and has received numerous honors and awards in her advanced courses.
This is the first year the two memorial scholarships, one from the police department and one from fire the department, have been combined to honor a single recipient. Wilson received $1,000 from the scholarships to aid her with tuition and fees.