Julie Browning said after a tragic event involving a Sherman High School student and bullying, she volunteered her two Sherman high school boys Jonathan (11th grade) and Jaxson Browning (9th grade) to participate in an anti-bullying event on April 5, 2014, at Stephen’s Lake.
“The event was to raise awareness about bullying and to promote confidence in youth with a fashion show,” Browning said. “The admission was to be donated to the family of Christopher Nelson.”
Nelson allegedly commited suicide due to being bullied, Browning said. She said some of the Nelson family attended the event.
“The environment was very relaxed and welcoming,” she said.
Browning’s sons represented Sherman High School by escorting girls from various other schools.
The event had speakers, vendors, guest musicians, and teenagers showing their support for a family who had a tragic loss, according to Browning.
“This event was to bring awareness to bullying and the devastating effects it can have,” she said. “I am proud of my sons for participating.”