• District 50 to Honor WHS Grad Killed in Afghanistan


    Plans are now underway to honor 1993 Westminster High School graduate, Sergeant First Class Matthew Leggett, who was killed last month while serving his country in Afghanistan.

    Matthew His name will be added to a commemorative plaque at District 50 Memorial Stadium alongside the names of other graduates who have died while serving our country. Matthew was a paratrooper and scout who received numerous awards including a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.

    Board of Education President Ruben Pacheco grew up on the same street as the Leggett family and has fond memories of playing football with Matthew and his brothers on the weekends. “He was a friend of mine, so this one hits especially hard,” he told board members. “They were a good family and always looked out for the neighborhood.”

    Leggett came from a family with a strong military background. His senior yearbook lists him as a member of the Junior ROTC.

    “I know I speak for everyone in the District in sending my condolences to his family,” said Superintendent Pam Swanson. “We are proud to call him a Westminster Warrior.”

    Leggett’s family has been notified of plans to honor his service at a future date. The Insider will keep you up to date.

    You can read his obituary in the Colorado Springs Gazette here.

    Posted September 4, 2014