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Toby Kern, Appleton West

FVA Spotlight: Toby Kern, Appleton West Football and Golf

Name: Toby Kern

School: Appleton West

Year in School: Senior

Sports: Football, Golf

Other school clubs/activities: DECA, Young Americans, Mock Trial, Peer Crew

Parents’ names: Nick Kern, Annette Kern

Siblings’ names: Ben Kern, Karri Kern

Favorite aspect of your school: Appleton West is a big family. We all care about each other and want the best for everyone in our Terror family.

If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? Ringing bells for the Salvation Army. Not only am I able to raise money for the Salvation Army, but I'm also able to bring a smile to the faces of people that walk past.

What is your favorite class? AP Psych

Who is your favorite teacher? Jake Larsh

What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? "In this position you can't get frustrated. You need to keep a cool head, learn from your mistakes, and build on them. But keep that fire in your hearts"

Favorite youth coach: Coach Brown - Einstein Middle School

Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA (or VFA)? Wausau (Thom Field) - One of the only places in the area to play on a grass field anymore. I also love the team bonding on the two-hour drive there.

Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Carson Kolbe - Appleton North

Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: All of the linemen at West making a YouTube video of us dancing to Meghan Trainor's "Me Too"

Favorite professional team: Green Bay Packers

Favorite professional athlete: Jason Day - Exemplifies keeping a cool head when things aren't going your way

College or post-high school plans: UW-Madison

What is your desired major/career field? Business Management or Mechanical Engineering, and Law

Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I'd love to have a vacation home in the Alaskan Wilderness

What is at the top of your “bucket list?” Hunting Kodiak Island

What is your dream job? I want to become a Corporate or Patent Attorney

Favorite person to follow on Social Media: Coach Coonen

When I have a weekend off of sports, you can usually find me... Working at Festival Foods or on the lake fishing

A non-athletic talent I have is…: I've played the cello for almost 10 years and am in West's varsity and chamber choirs.