Kelsey Tennant left an impact
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On March 20, Kelsey Tennant, a Broken Arrow alumni, was murdered in her Tulsa apartment.
Tennant had been a member of the Pride of Broken Arrow as a colorguard girl and a member of the Broken Arrow Indoor Percussion as a dancer.
Tennant was highly involved in her church, Bethany Free Will Baptist, and the trips that they took and she always made time to talk with her friends and make them feel better.
“Kelsey was so bright and uplifting every time you saw her,” senior Noah Osborne said. “ I remember coming to church on days that I just didn’t feel like myself and she would always go out of her way to make sure I was doing okay. Sometimes she would be the only one to talk to me. She always made my day better. She didn’t realize it at the time, but the smallest things she would do impacted so many people.”
She enjoyed being positive and making others happy.
“To me Kelsey was a great friend who was a ton of fun to spend time with,” senior Beth Penrice said. “She was always cracking jokes at practices and making them way more enjoyable. She was inspiring because she was always so kind and she could always change the energy in the room and make things more fun and lighthearted. Her humor and her personality set her apart from other people. You couldn’t not like being around her.”
Tennant’s happy personality left an impact on the high school’s campus.
“Kelsey was always smiling,” Osborne said. “She would brighten anyone’s day no matter how they felt before. She always had something to smile about and I think that’s so important. No matter what she was going through, she would always see the positive in it.”
She also served as an inspiration for her friends and loved ones.
“Kelsey was an inspiration,” senior Kelsey Rotert said. “She always helped whenever she could and always had a smile on her face. She was the girl everyone wanted to be. She was beautiful, funny, smart and could stop the room when she walked in. She was so genuine in her friendships and always made people feel welcome. She always made you want to do better. I always wanted to be able to perform like her and to have people flock around me like she had. She was the person to be.”
Tennant’s family is fighting for Kelsey’s justice and has set up a gofundme. The family has said that any leftover donations will be donated to Bethany church’s mission trips.
The link is as follows: https://www.gofundme.com/justicehonor-for-kelsey-tennant?ssid=956288708&pos=1