Paramus Catholic announced the death of senior Nicole Minson, who lost her battle with cancer on Friday, Feb. 16.
Minson was a devoted member of the school's dance team.
"Nicole was a cherished student at PC and will be deeply missed," Principal Stephanie Macaluso said.
"Words cannot begin to explain the pain felt by all. Heaven has gained a beautiful angel today."
Nikki's peer has started a GoFundMe that had raised more than $5,200 as of Sunday afternoon.
"A Paramus Catholic senior who constantly kept a smile on her face even at the worst points while battling cancer," Caroline McGarry said.
"She has never once been alone in her tragic journey.
"Not a day will go by that she is not missed. She has touched so many people throughout her life on earth and there is not a doubt in my mind she will continue to do so."
Basketball coach Sean Pekarsky honored Minson in a Tweet:
"You were an inspiration to everyone that has ever meet you. You will always be in our HEARTS!"
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