A Fort Bend ISD elementary school in the Sienna area will be named after a teenager who died of cancer.
Aylssa Ferguson was in her freshman year at Ridge Point High School when she lost her battle against a brian tumor just after her 15th birthday, as reported by KHOU News.
“She continues to have an impact on the Sienna community and beyond,” said board chairman Dave Rosenthal.
Sandy Ferguson, Alyssa’s mother, was touched by the board of trustees decision to name Fort Bend ISD elementary school #54 after her daughter.
“You know, it’s been five years since she passed away,” said mother Sandy Ferguson. “And so this is an incredible honor that they have bestowed on us and on her.”
She says her daughter’s short time on earth made an impact worth remembering. And hopes it will set an example for future generations.
“And it’ll be great to see her name on the school and all those kids who wondered who Alyssa Ferguson was. Now they’ll know,” said Sandy to KHOU News.. “Maybe they’ll decide to be world changers too.”