Involved in a vast array of different extracurriculars such as Ultimate, Apotheosis, RKVC, Peer Ministry, and Jenga, Andy’s unknown quirks and down-to-earth attitude deem him more than worthy of this year’s tremendous twelve.
Despite his many interests, one of Andy’s most impressive skills is his knack for photography. “I was the odd child in my family, as in the fact that I can’t draw at all. I decided on photography because I had a little talent in that field, and I thought I would give it a try,” said Wolf.
Andy’s favorite photography expedition took place in downtown Wayzata where he captured the feel of the mov- ie theater at night. “That took honestly like 40 minutes to set up. It took like five minutes to actually set up the tripod and everything, multiple frames on the analog camera, and then like 40 minutes to print it on that big piece of paper,” said Wolf.
Andy’s talents also lie outside of school, and this past winter he accomplished what few have the dedication and commitment to follow through on in the completion of his Eagle badge. “It was really good to go and get together with a group of people and do things like help out with other Eagle proj- ects, paint stuff, take apart bookshelves—that was fun. Being able to help out was great,” said Wolf.
In fact this dedication is one characteristic that really defines Andy and makes him stand out amongst his peers. “I was the last senior guy on the [track] distance team,” said Wolf.
Kindness, a relaxed persona, and a humility that makes it hard for him to admit his merit makes Andy worthy of the title ‘tremendous.’ “A lot of people do say I’m very nice and kind, but I can’t really judge that. But people always say like, ‘Oh Andy, you’re so nice to other people; you’re so helpful,’ stuff like that. So I guess that would be one of my defining characteristics,” said Wolf.
This kindness extends so far that his friendship even retains popularity amongst underclassmen. “I hang out a lot with my brother—like with the same group of people, too. We all hang out as a group—sophomores and seniors. I’d say [my friends are] about even. I maybe have a few more senior [friends] than sophomores,” said Wolf.
Andy also skateboards but assures everyone that this in no way reflects his character. “Everyone’s going to be like, ‘Oh Andy, you’re such a skateboarder.’ I don’t like [the reputation they’ve gotten]. We’re people, too. Let’s just leave it at that,” said Wolf.
When Andy is not skateboarding, captaining his Ulti- mate team, or playing Jenga in the sketchy dark corridors of BSM, Andy enjoys digging into a good sci-fi novel. “I read a lot. Sci-fi is probably my favorite. I just do it for fun at school. I read when everybody else is talking or stuff like that. I don’t get homework done; I just read during eighth period BSM hour,” said Wolf.
After a day of working so hard at being tremendous, Andy returns home to his mom, dad, brother, sister, and most importantly his dog Muffins. “We’re trying to hide her from the rest of the world because she’s so bad. We call her the rat dog because she is really small to the point where you can carry her around under your arm like a football. We do that a lot. She’s very hyperactive, and John Worley really doesn’t like her…I don’t think really anybody does,” said Wolf.
Next year Andy will be attending Iowa State in order to pursue a career in engineering. “[I’m going there] for engineering because it is close, a very good engineer- ing school, and pretty cheap, too. I went down there for a week and three or four days and stayed on campus for an engineering thing, and I really liked it. It was really cool,” said Wolf.