On the ninth anniversary of our dear grandson Bennett's passing, we were pleased to present the Bennett Brand Memorial Scholarship to the first recipient of 2011. Candice Baker is a remarkable young woman who has much to teach Congresswoman Giffords about the fight ahead of her. Candice was shot in the head (two bullets) and was paralyzed. She is now walking with the help of braces (no easy feat) and is working full time as a receptionist. This former student of mine, a graduate of Dunellen H.S., is now attending the evening program at Raritan Valley Community College, studying to complete an associate's degree in Social Work.  We are very proud of her! She has much to teach all of us about love and courage.