Ariel E. Morgan
On June 7th, 2014, I lost a friend to gun violence. Ariel was enjoying a block party in Moncks Corner when she was suddenly hit by a bullet, after a nearby argument turned violent. She passed away at just 19 years old a few hours later.
Ariel was caring, smart, loving, and loved Mountain Dew. She wanted to be nurse, and loved to tweet about Law N' Order SVU.
This year as the 7th year anniversary of Ariel's passing swiftly approaches, Ariel's mother and Feeding Finlay has decided to host a drive thru backpack give away!
Ariel, at the time of her death, she was working at Rack Room Shoes. She had been working there since she was 16. And she was a rising sophomore at Francis Marion University in Florence, and she was in the nursing program. Before then, she was a graduate of Stratford High School and she cheered most of her life since she was 8 years old. So she was a very fun loving, young lady, free spirit, and just enjoyed her family and definitely her friends, and her little brother.
Since Ariel Morgan’s passing:
Kendra Stevens has created the Ariel Elaine Morgan Scholarship for students at Ariel’s Alma Mater, Stratford High School. As of 2020, 8 scholarships have been awarded in addition to televisions, writing supplies, and so much more.
June 7th has been deemed ‘Princess Ariel Elaine Morgan Day’ in Berkeley County.
Ambassador Avenue in the Longridge community, near Tish Lane, has been renamed Ariel Elaine Morgan Memorial Road.
On Sunday, June 6, 2021, from 12pm-3pm, there will be a drive thru backpack giveaway at Moncks Corner Regional Recreation Complex. In honor of Ariel, backpacks with school supplies will be given out to the community. If you would like to donate to this amazing cause, please click the link below!