(WBIR-Knoxville) He's educated WBIR viewers for years and now with the help of a local P.T.A. group, his legacy will ensure students get long lasting educations.

On Thursday, the Knox County Council Parent Teacher Association named a scholarship after WBIR anchor emeritus Bill Williams.

The group said Bill has been a friend to the education community for many years. At the ceremony, Bill described how his mother showed him the importance of education.

"I told the folks here that my mother started off as a teacher, a one room school, she worked and worked and worked on her education through the years. It was difficult for her to get. She finally got her bachelor's degree the same year I got mine. She was 48 years old and I was 22. She drilled into me how important education was for her, for me, for everybody," said Bill.

Bill also said the scholarship will not only make a difference in a child's life but his life as well, because he knows a child will have been helped to get a great education.

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