KETTERINTG, Ohio (WDTN) - Four young ladies from Kettering now have some much deserved money in their pockets to advance their educations.
The girls are the very first recipients of the Erica Baker Scholarship handed out Monday evening at Fairmont High School in Kettering.
Candice Mann received a $1,000 dollar scholarship.
The Baker family said it was difficult choosing just one girl, that they decided to split the money up among four.
The other recipients of $833 each are Ashley Simpson, Haley Gabori and Sondra Njiva.
The Baker family started the scholarship in the name of Erica, who disappeared at the age of nine. She was last seen walking her dog near the Kettering Recreation Center back in 1999.
The family chose to honor girls from Fairmont High School because that is where Erica would have attended. Erica's mother, Misty, said it was also important to give girls who might otherwise not get a scholarship, the chance to get one.
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