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Kiwanis clubs to honor Zahra with scholarship

April 6, 2012

A scholarship is being established in the name of Zahra Baker, the 10-year-old girl who was murdered and dismembered in 2010.

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 to disabled area high school seniors who choose to pursue college education.

Zahra was reported missing in October 2010. Her body was found weeks later. Elisa Baker was sentenced to 15-18 years in prison in September 2011 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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