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Kennedy Benesh, Oshkosh West

FVA Spotlight: Kennedy Benesh, Oshkosh West Golf and Soccer

Name: Kennedy Benesh

School: Oshkosh West

Year in School: Senior

Sports: Golf, Soccer

Other school clubs/activities: O’Neil National Honor Society, FANS, Student Athlete Volunteer Experience, Math Team

Parents’ names: Jim and Julie Benesh

Siblings’ names: Ellyse Benesh

Favorite aspect of your school: The community at Oshkosh West -  students and staff are always there for one another no matter the circumstances. 

If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? The most rewarding program I’ve been a part of outside of school is TOPSoccer - a program for young children with disabilities looking to learn and love the beautiful game. I love being able to share my love of soccer with the children all while showing them that there’s no limitations to what they can do. 

What is your favorite class? Calculus

Who is your favorite teacher? Mrs. Bailey

What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog” -Jim Jungwirth

Favorite youth coach: Sohaila Akavein (Oshkosh United)

Favorite place to play on the road in the FVA? Oshkosh North

Favorite athlete to compete against in the FVA: Grace Miller (Oshkosh North)

Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: Upsetting Menominee Falls during the playoffs in overtime during my sophomore soccer season. 

Favorite professional team: Green Bay Packers

Favorite professional athlete: Rose Lavelle

College or post-high school plans: Attending UW-Madison School of Business this coming fall. 

What is your desired major/career field? Accounting

Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I absolutely love oldies music, specifically the 70s and 80s eras. 

What is at the top of your “bucket list?” Backpacking across Europe. 

What is your dream job? Being a higher-up at a large corporation in a big city. 

Favorite person to follow on Social Media: Chrissy Teigen

When I have a weekend off of sports, you can usually find me... Going on spontaneous adventures with my friends. 

A non-athletic talent I have is…: Spending way too much money shopping online.