MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WZZM) -- It's now been one year since Marquis Gresham was shot and killed while walking to a Muskegon Heights basketball banquet.
Thursday afternoon, Muskegon Heights Public Schools took time at the end of the school day to remember him.
In a dark auditorium, a familiar face shined on the big screen. There were quick snapshots from a life cut too short.
Outside in the courtyard, students released balloons into the bright sky, celebrating Gresham's life.
"Earlier, there wasn't even the sun, and I kind of like that, too, because I think that's like my brother shining down on me," says Marlon Gresham, Gresham's brother.
Gresham, 17, was gunned down while walking with friends. He was on his way to a banquet to celebrate the high school basketball team, which had made it to the state semi-finals.