VALLEY PARK, MO (KTVI) – Nearly a dozen years ago a 6-year old Valley Park child was abducted and killed not far from her home. Today her friends are preparing to graduate from high school and her family is helping them prepare for the future.
The family of Casey Williamson launched a scholarship fund in her name a year after her death. Her great aunt Della Steele says they were inspired by the Valley Park teachers group that re-named their annual high school scholarship in the child`s name. To date the Casey Williamson Memorial Scholarship Fund has awarded more than $4500 to graduating seniors in the southwest St. Louis County school district.
Steele and Casey`s mother Angie Wideman say they are nearing their goal of providing a scholarship to each of Casey`s classmates this year who pursues further education. A savings bond will be given to those who enter the military after graduation.