Fundraiser started for scholarship in honor of late student

Stamford High School's principal has announced a fundraising campaign to start a scholarship in honor of a student who was fatally struck by a van in front of the school.



As News 12 has reported, 18-year-old Karina Tinajero was struck by a car while walking to take the SATs earlier this month.



Principal Ray Manka tells News 12 that the scholarship would be a yearly award going to a high-performing senior in the English Learning Program who's going to college.



Manka says Tinajero was a straight-A student who was determined to go on to college after she graduated.



Tinajero's family moved to Connecticut from Mexico with the goal of giving her a better life.



A crosswalk was added in front of Stamford High School as a result of Tinajero's death.


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