Original article published in the Mower County Independent, Thursday, April 27, 2023. Reprinted with permission and gratitude.
By Gretchen Mensink Lovejoy
The Spring Valley Kiwanis Club has selected Andrew Imm as one of its five spring Kiwanis Academic Excellence Award recipients. He is the son of Craig and Karen Imm of Spring Valley.
The Kingsland senior participates in Key Club, National Honor Society (NHS), cross country and track and field. “Track and field is my favorite,” he noted, adding that “my favorite subject would have to be any history class, and my least favorite would have to be any English class.”
He listed, “I currently work for Kwik Trip. The best part of working there is the people I get to work with and meeting all sorts of new people. Activities I do out of school would mostly be hanging out with friends or going biking. In my spare time, I like to draw or play on my computer. I don’t have a favorite book, but I enjoy the book series ‘A Song of Ice and Fire.’ It’s my favorite because I like the author, and it’s the source material for one of my favorite TV shows. My favorite movie would have to be one of the ‘Marvel’ movies. I don’t think I have a specific favorite.”
He continued, “I listen to a wide variety of music. I don’t have a specific genre that I listen to. Normally, it’s just whatever I feel like at the time. I’ll pretty much listen to anything. I don’t have a favorite food, so I’ll say the basic thing and choose pizza. Anything with beans grosses me out – I hate them and can’t eat them. My biggest pet peeve is when someone announces they have a secret or they make some sort of emotion to gain attention, and then they don’t even tell you what. One thing that others can know about me is that I enjoy being outside, whether running or biking.”
If he could have free airfare to any country in the world, he’d go to the one shaped like a boot. “If I could travel to any country, it’d probably be Italy because I’d love to visit Rome. If I could go to any state, I would travel to Arkansas because it’s a fun state and I have some friends that live down there.”
Imm, 18, most admires three people. “Three people I admire the most are my father, Garrison Hubka and Lisa Glynn.” He shared, “If I could do one thing to change the world, I’d hope everyone’s kinder to each other. When I was a little kid, I wanted to be a dentist just because I thought their offices were cool and they made a lot of money. Now, I don’t want to because I hate [going to] dentists. I’d like to become an engineer after college. I’m not sure what jobs that would entail, but I enjoy math and physics in school, so I figured that would be a good place to start.”
The Kiwanis will honor Andrew and his parents at an upcoming noon meeting at the Spring Valley Community Center. The club meets on Wednesdays and welcomes prospective members who are interested in serving the community and the children of the world.
Courtesy of the Mower County Independent, 135 E Main St. LeRoy, MN 55951, (507)-324-5325