Inspired By Brenna Morgart's Life, Schoolmates Take To Social Media

By: Giang Nguyen Email
By: Giang Nguyen Email

TOPEKA, KAN. (WIBW) - Friends and family of the 18-year-old Seaman High School graduate killed on May 25 in a car collision continue to mourn and are finding ways to express their grief.

In the aftermath of her death, schoolmates say they were inspired by Morgart's life and have taken to social media to express sympathy. One Seaman student who did not want to be identified because, "I don't want it to be about me, I want it to be about Brenna and all she did for us," tweeted Sunday "Brenna knew we needed rain."

Under the Twitter handle ADCTBtweets, the student also tweeted "Nothing could light up the room like Brenna's smile."

Like the founder of the Facebook group "R.I.P. Brenna Morgart," Ashley Roberts, the student did not know Morgart well, but was nonetheless inspired by the way she lived.

The Facebook group drew hundreds of members, posting messages to Morgart of photos of their time together.

On Wednesday, the day of Morgart's funeral, Caity Artzer tweeted a picture of flag-lined walkways and "Such a strong community. We love you Brenna."

Tweets carried the hashtag WWBD for '"What Would Brenna Do."

On Thursday, 20-year-old Dustin Leftwich was charged with four counts in connection with Morgart's death: first-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery and providing false information about the collision. A fifth charge, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon - a vehicle, stemmed from an unrelated incident in June 2011.

Leftwich will be in court Thursday, June 7, when his preliminary hearing date will be set.


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