Scholarships in Honor of Local Teen

05-24-04 - Beverly Taylor died at the age of 16 after catching the flu, but today her mother made sure that her dream stayed alive.

Shawnda McGinnis began handing out scholarships in her daughter’s memory and her favorite pastime.

Beverly wanted to play basketball at Southeastern Oklahoma State University when she graduated. After her death her mother organized a scholarship program that will pay the way for 13 Durant students to go to an SOSU basketball camp.

Shawnda McGinnis is personally handing out the awards at several assemblies this week. She hopes to raise enough money to send more children to camp next year.