Degrees and Certifications:
Meagan Richardson Memorial Scholarship
Meagan Richardson was very special and extremely well-rounded. With a heart as big as Texas, coupled with her very infectious laugh, she had the ability to love and bring joy to all. Laughter could cure almost anything and she wasn’t above using herself as the punch line if it meant creating a memory.
Meagan had an incurable love for softball. The pitching mound would be her home throughout her four-year Lady Pirate stint at Wylie High School. Earning a position on numerous select and travel teams meant many hours on the road for Meagan and her family. The hard work would pay off when she would receive a softball scholarship to attend North Central Texas College. As important as softball was, academics continued to stay at the top of her priority list.
Getting straight A’s was a focal point for Meagan. A teaching career in special education was the driving force behind her late night studying. Along with tutoring fellow teammates on occasion, she expect nothing but the best from herself when grades were concerned. High standards and passion lead to her success. She was a member of the National Honor Society during high school, an accomplishment she was very proud of. She would also graduate with honors from Wylie High and go on to make the President's list at NCTC.
Competition drove Meagan towards perfection, especially when it wasn’t easy. Being nothing but the best was the only option. In return, she encouraged others to be their best. Meagan had accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior, believing in Him with her whole heart. Everyone she loved she held dear. Simply meeting her was a blessing.
Meagan and three of her college softball teammates passed away in September, 2014 from injuries sustained in a bus accident. She is missed immensely by her family, friends, and all who knew her. Gone from this world, her legacy will live on.