Local group vows to honor Zahra Baker

Local group vows to honor Zahra Baker

Local group vows to honor Zahra Baker

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on April 6, 2012 at 10:23 AM

HICKORY, N.C. (AP) -- A scholarship is being established in the name of a disabled 10-year-old girl whose stepmother pleaded guilty to killing her.    

The Hickory Daily Record reports that the Kiwanis Clubs of Catawba County are planning to use money left over from a playground honoring Zahra Baker to fund a scholarship in her name.  

The scholarship will be available for disabled are high school seniors who want to go to further schooling. 

Zahra was reported missing in October 2010.  Her body was found weeks later. Elisa Baker was sentenced to 15 to 18 years in prison in September after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and other charges. 

Zahra wore a prosthetic leg, a result of her fight with two bouts of cancer.

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