By William Duffield Staff writer
March 18, 2014
XENIA — A grandmother is working to make sure her granddaughter, and other kids like her, are not forgotten.
Barbara Miller, whose granddaughter, Aimee “Kitty” Caldwell, died last week, has began work for a scholarship in the Xenia High School sophomore’s name.
“I want this to be special,” Miller said. “I don’t want a scholarship that will be about getting all A’s. Aimee wasn’t a straight-A student. I want it to represent the kids who are like Aimee — the kids who are outgoing and friendly. It’s for the students who work hard and help others. It should be for the students who go out of their way for someone else.”
Miller said she has began plans, but has nothing set yet.
“I’ve talked to Mr. (Ted) Holop at the high school and he said that when I’m ready to put this together, to put the parameters in place, I will go in and talk with him to get the ball rolling,” she said. “I’m still working on what it should represent. I know it will represent Aimee.”
Miller said she is so appreciative of the outpouring of love she’s observed.
“I know (Aimee) was loved,” she said. “During the vigil (Friday evening at Shawnee Park), those kids came out and shared that love and told each other ‘Don’t forget about Aimee’. She was so full of life.
“I was also impressed with the number of parents who came (to the vigil) with their kids. That was so nice to see, parents there to support their children.”
More information about how to contribute will be released once the scholarship fund is officially established.
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