HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (CBS4) – The teenager shot and killed in a school shooting in Highlands Ranch was honored on Tuesday, nearly three months after his death. Kendrick Castillo was a senior at STEM School Highlands Ranch.

Kendrick Castillo (credit: CBS)

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He died while trying to stop a gunman. On Tuesday, Castillo was named an Honorary Knight of Columbus during the group’s international convention in Minneapolis.

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The teen planned to enter the Knights of Columbus. The organization is known for its charity and social welfare work.

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Castillo’s parents were there for the ceremony. They will also receive an award.