Students are coming to terms with the sudden death of their 14-year-old friend late Saturday night.
He had friends at South O'Brien and at neighboring schools.
"He always made somebody smile. Like, there was not a day that he'd go by and he would not be smiling. He was always smiling no matter what, and he was just an awesome person," Jade Vos, Hartley Melvin Sanborn Freshman said.
"It's sad not knowing what he gets to do, cause we all get to grow up and live our dreams, and now he doesn't really get to do that," said Danie Ginger, Spalding Catholic Freshman.
Kenneth loved art and soccer.
He was also involved in the "It Gets Better" project which helps young gay and lesbian teens facing harassment.