Out of tragedy sprang new life. At least that’s the way some view the Aleana Johnson Memorial Garden at Westmont Elementary School.
When 5-year-old Aleana Johnson was struck and killed by a school bus in January 2001, it sparked her school family to create a lasting memorial to the kindergartner.
“Smiles, pride, warm greetings and thoughtfulness were some of the characteristics of Aleana,” said Barbara Guillory, Aleana’s kindergarten teacher, who still teaches at the school. “I’m honored to have known and shared in the educational aspect of Aleana’s life.”