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Pete and Kay Thiels, of Choudrant, are such an example.

The couple lost their daughter Mary Beth to brain cancer in 2004 and have established a scholarship at Louisiana Tech to honor her memory.

Mary Beth was living in Chicago and working as an actress when she was diagnosed. Now, a graduate or upper-level theater student at her alma mater with at least a 3.0 grade point average will receive the $1,000 award annually with quarterly disbursement.

“We wanted to do this; we knew it was something she would be proud of.

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