by Cori Hilsgen
Maison Zimmer challenges himself by participating in sports and school activities. While these activities can sometimes conflict with each other, he rises to the occasion and sees the conflicts as opportunities to live life.
“Sometimes I have to choose between two activities and I hate missing out on things,” Zimmer said.
When it’s necessary for Zimmer to choose between activities, he said he chooses the one he feels is the most important.
Zimmer is in sixth grade at Kennedy Community School. He is the 12-year-old son of Randy and Kristi Zimmer. He has three siblings – a brother, Riley, 14, and a twin brother and sister Brandon and Lindsey, 10.
Fun Facts about Zimmer :
Favorite subject: Math because it’s challenging.
Activities he’s involved with: Basketball, baseball, orchestra, honors choir, yearbook and U.S. Academic Triathlon. Zimmer has been playing the violin in orchestra for two years.
Favorite leisure activity: Relaxing and playing cards. Zimmer likes playing solitaire-like games such as “Pyramid” and “Good Measure.”
“I really like to do card tricks,” Zimmer said.
He learned how to do card tricks from a book he has and from other people. Zimmer’s favorite card trick to perform is the x-ray vision trick where he lays down three piles of cards and tells the other person what the top card on each of the piles is without looking at them.
Favorite movie: “Elf” because it’s so funny.
Favorite music: The Beatles. His favorite song is “Blackbird.”
“I like classic rock,” Zimmer said.
Favorite restaurant: Olive Garden
“I love Italian food, especially lasagna, ” he said.
Favorite food: Apples
Favorite thing he likes to help other people do:
“I like to make people smile and help them figure out problems,” he said.
“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
What he wants to do when he graduates:
“I don’t know what I want to do when I grow up, but I definitely plan to go to college,” Zimmer said.
What he would like to be doing five years from now:
“I would like to have my driver’s license and a job,” he said.
Something people might not know about him:
“I know how to crochet,” he said.
He learned how to crochet from his maternal grandmother, Bobbie Bechtold. So far, Zimmer has made a couple of scarves and hopes to make a hat some day.
The thing he likes best about St. Joseph:
“I like living in a smaller town, because you know so many of the people,” he said.