DENISON, TX - A Denison High School student who died in June was remembered Friday night by friends and fellow students. Stephen Bernier was remembered by fellow band members and friends at Friday night's football game against Mount Pleasant.
After the band's halftime show the senior members presented an 8 by 10 foot sign to be placed over the band hall doors in memory of Bernier. On June 15, the Touch of Gold band member drowned when his canoe overturned on Waterloo Lake.
Bernier was the trumpet section leader and would have been a senior this year. His friends say his memory and leadership will continue to live on.
The sign cost close to $1,000, and was paid for completely by the senior band members.