A celebration of life has been scheduled for Wednesday for Kendrick Castillo, the STEM School Highlands Ranch student who threw himself at a shooter to save his fellow classmates.

Kendrick Castillo (Photo courtesy of Maria Castillo via Instagram)

The memorial will take place at 1 p.m. at Cherry Hills Community Church, 3900 Grace Blvd., in Highlands Ranch. The celebration of life is open to the public,  according to church officials.

Castillo, 18, was in his final week of his senior year at the school when two students opened fire on their classmates in two classrooms, injuring eight and killing Castillo.

His father described him as “the best kid in the world.”

Castillo loved fishing, hunting, automobiles and was involved in the school robotics team.

Gov. Jared Polis commended Castillo, calling him a “Colorado hero” whose actions saved others.

Two other students, 18-year- old Brendan Bialy and Joshua Jones, also lunged at the shooters but both survived. Bialy was uninjured and Jones sustained two gunshot wounds but is at home recovering.

An 18-year-old and a 16-year-old, both STEM School students, are being held in connection with the shooting. They are scheduled to appear Wednesday in Douglas County District Court.