Dakota Williams won a college
scholarship as a baby 17 years ago. Last night, he walked the stage with his
Baltimore City College classmates to receive his diploma and finally cash in
on his prize. The $64,000 scholarship was awarded to one baby born in the year
2000 at Union Memorial Hospital. His mom still remembers it like it happened
yesterday. My phone rang and it was Union Memorial saying that Dakota had won the
college scholarship. I couldn’t believe it. I was like, “Oh my gosh, are you serious?”
We want to thank Union Memorial, you know, for such a wonderful gift, you know.
I thought — I think, like I said, it was a fabulous thing that they did and I’m
real appreciative and I’m very thankful for it. Dakota plans to attend the
University of Baltimore.