Due to football player’s tragic death, Evergreen changes football schedule

Kenney Bui

Highline Public Schools announced on Monday (Oct. 12) that due to the tragic Oct. 5 death of Kenney Bui, TEC/Evergreen High has revised its remaining football schedule:

  1. Friday, Oct. 16 vs. Kennedy at Highline Memorial will NOT be held.
  2. Friday, Oct. 23 vs. Bainbridge at Highline Memorial WILL be held (this is Homecoming night).*
  3. Friday, October 30 at Foster will NOT be held.

*NOTE: At 6:45 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23, Superintendent Susan Enfield and Director of Athletics Terri McMahan will address the crowd to kick off Evergreen’s Homecoming night. The game will begin at 7 p.m

Donations will also be accepted inside the gate for the Kenney Bui Memorial Scholarship to be presented at Highline’s Scholar-Athlete, Coach, and Community Recognition Banquet to be held this spring. Checks should be made payable to Highline Schools Foundation.

Contributions to the Kenney Bui Memorial Scholarship may also be made through the Highline Schools Foundation website.

Also, New Orleans Saints offensive guard and Evergreen High alum Senio Kelemete sent a video message to the community following Bui’s passing last week:

“Thank you for your support, Senio,” the school district said. “Your words mean a lot to our students. #‎BuiStrong #‎EvergreenStrong”

Bui’s tragic passing is having an effect on all area schools – on Monday, Oct. 12, Kennedy Catholic High School President Mike Prato sent out the following email:

Dear Kennedy Catholic Families, Friends and Alumni,

On Monday, October 5, we learned of the tragic death of Kenney Bui, senior football player at Evergreen High School. The news of his passing created a ripple effect across our community and state with an outpouring of support for the family and friends of Kenney Bui and the faculty, staff and students at Evergreen High School.

On October 10, Highline School District announced the decision by Evergreen to forfeit their final two Seamount League games to Kennedy Catholic (October 16) and Foster (October 30). They also forfeited a Seamount game to Lindbergh this past Friday. With the news of this cancellation, our Athletic Director worked tirelessly over the weekend to attempt to find a team that could play Kennedy Catholic on October 16 for our homecoming game. Unfortunately, due to countless factors, we were not able to find an opponent this late in the season.

Needless to say, we are disappointed. With immense gratitude to the countless volunteers, vendors, coaches, alumni, parents and student body who had a hand in planning the homecoming activities scheduled this weekend; it is with deep regret that we announce we will not be able to host our homecoming football game and 5th Quarter events on Saturday, October 17.

Kennedy Catholic will continue all other scheduled homecoming activities this week, culminating on Saturday, October 17 with the homecoming dance at the Seattle Design Center.

Please join us on Friday, October 16 for Mass at 10:25 con-celebrated by Bishop Eusebio and Father Bryan Dolejsi and featuring Dave Anderson, class of 1971 as our speaker. A reception will follow the mass – all are invited. We also invite everyone (parents, alumni, friends!) to attend our Pep Assembly scheduled for Friday, October 16 at 2:10 – 2:45pm. Come join us to cheer on our football team, listen to the band, hail our Homecoming royalty and enjoy our color guard.

We look forward to making this a memorable homecoming week for everyone – and hope you will join us for these special events.

In peace,
Michael Prato


One Response to “Due to football player’s tragic death, Evergreen changes football schedule”
  1. Evergreen Alum says:

    Way to teach the kids how to overcome adversity and quit…..Explains a lot about whats going on in America today.

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