ODESSA, TX (KWES) - University of the Texas Permian Basin STEM Academy students will be honoring the memory of one of their classmates Friday at 9 a.m.

Students and staff will dedicate a buddy bench to the family of Jevin Tucker, a 5th grade STEM Academy student who passed away earlier this semester.

Jevin’s friends and classmates remember him as a bright, funny young man who knew how to brighten everyone’s day.

“It’s sad to know that he’s gone, but the more we remember him the more his legacy will carry on,” Jevin’s classmate Isabella said.