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Scholarship honors Texarkana teen killed in car crash

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A memorial scholarship has been set up to honor a promising young woman who was killed in a car crash last year.

Maggie Minter would have been 20-years old on Tuesday, February 4th.
    
Her friends and family are hoping her light will continue to shine by helping others get an education.

Maggie Minter was just 19-years old when she was killed in a tragic car crash in Texarkana.

Now her family, friends and community have come together on her birthday to keep her memory alive.

Maggie's mother, Diane Niemeyer, says her beautiful daughter always brought her great joy.  

"I think most about her sense of humor, she was very funny and had witty come backs to things," said Niemeyer.
 
A Maggie Minter Scholarship Fund has been set up for students who attend alternative schools in Liberty Eylau and Texarkana, Texas Independent School Districts.

Niemeyer says so far they've raised about $2,500.   

"Alot of times those kids are overlooked," explained Niemeyer. "They give other scholarships, but these kids will sometimes just go to a trade school or vocational school."

A website with t-shirts for sale has been set up to help raise funds for the scholarship.

Niemeyer says it's a fitting tribute to her daughter who loved helping others.

She says community support and prayers have given them strength.

In memory of Maggie's youthful spirit and her favorite color purple, those who loved her are paying tribute to her with purple ballons.

"I think my biggest fear after she past away is that she would be forgotten. This just proves to me she will be remembered," said Niemeyer.  

For more information, go to the Maggie Minter Scholarship Fund website, or make a donation at TEXAR Federal Credit Union.

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