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Courtesy Photo Students, staff and family of Amber Archuleta gather at Questa Junior Senior High School to plant a lilac bush and dahlia flowers to commemorate what would have been Amber’s 14th birthday

Remembering Amber Archuleta


The eighth-grade class at Questa Junior Senior High School paid tribute to their classmate, Amber Archuleta, on what would have been her 14th birthday.


The class, along with their teacher Mr. Spencer Wornock, principal Mrs. Kimber MacDonald, and several other staff members, planted a lilac bush and a dahlia on school grounds on April 17, 2024.
Mrs. MacDonald also made red velvet cupcakes, Amber’s favorite, just as she had made them for her 13th birthday.


Somewhat of a prankster, Amber had a way of joking with adults and her peers. Many of the Questa staff attended and Amber’s family also was invited to the planting, taking comfort in seeing all her friends participate in the occasion. It was an honor bestowed upon a fun-loving, young teenager, tragically taken too soon. Her aunt, Glenda Archuleta, stated to the crowd that Amber is missed tremendously.

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