Cody Schmit scholarship continues to grow

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It’s a story of how a community can help pick up a family in a time of need and how that family’s strength is now helping others.

For the past three years, West Hancock senior Kellie Schmit has been racing with a heavy heart and while her brother, Cody may no longer be with us, his memory lives on.

Immediately after Cody’s death in 2010, the Schmit family started a scholarship in his honor.

Each season, businesses and individuals sponsor Kellie’s No. 38 car, and over the course of three years; they’ve raised more than $80,000.

That money than goes to things like helping students pay for college, and Kellie’s father Joe says all the support has truly been special.

Check out the video to hear from Joe.

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