Will Norton: Life lived on & off line

Joplin High School 2011 senior Will Norton shared his life with the public through YouTube, Twitpic and two Twitter accounts. The Joplin Globe has collected Will's social networking posts from his senior year, starting with the first day of school and ending at graduation, hours before his death in the May 22 tornado.


  1. @andreataylor -- Andrea Taylor is a 2010 graduate of Joplin High School.

  2. @Kmcgowen -- Kristi McGowen teaches business class at Joplin High School and was the faculty adviser for Will and the other members of the Future Business Leaders of America.

  3. The Rose Garden was a partially enclosed courtyard in Joplin High School in which there were no roses.
  4. TLT is an abbreviation for the national student group Tomorrow's Leaders Today. 

  5. Chapman University, a liberal arts college in California, was one of the schools Will applied to during his senior year. 
  6. According to friends, Will issued an open invitation to everyone at school to his Halloween party.