Mineral Point High School is proud to announce its top scholars for the Class of 2016: Elizabeth Moellers, Valedictorian; Theresa Oberhauser, Salutatorian; Jessica Schultz, Salutatorian.
This re-announcement is due to a discrepancy found in the published student handbook.
Graduation is set for Friday, May 27 at 7 pm in the high school gymnasium.
Elizabeth is the daughter of Ted and Audrey Moellers. She has two brothers, Jacob and Matthew, and a sister, Heather, all of whom have greatly influenced her while growing up.
Throughout high school, Elizabeth has been involved in many activities: National Honor Society, Badger Girls State, FFA, Forensics, Mock Trial, Math Team, Key Club, World Cultures Club, Science Club, and Art Club, as well as choir, band, and musicals. She received a gold medal at state forensics last year in solo acting and will be reaching for another this year.
Elizabeth served as Vice President of FFA her junior year and she has participated in a wide range of activities including the Washington Leadership Conference, speaking contests, sectional leadership workshop, judging events, career development events, and the FFA state honors band. The Washington Leadership Conference is one particular experience that Elizabeth is especially thankful for. It taught her many things about the world around us, and it gave her a chance to find her own voice.
Outside of school, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her family, outdoor activities, and listening to music. Some of her hobbies include reading, gardening, and traveling. She also loves snowy winters, Christmas time, playing the piano at local nursing homes, and being a volunteer elf at Shake Rag Alley. She has volunteered to help children’s classes at Shake Rag Alley since fifth grade and has been employed as a part of their summer staff. Elizabeth is actively involved in her parish of St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s and enjoys volunteering at their pasty sales, church festivals, and special events.
Elizabeth would like to thank the entire faculty of Mineral Point Schools, as each has influenced her in a positive way. She knows she received an exceptional education from the Mineral Point School District. Elizabeth is very grateful for both the educational and extra-curricular activities she has had the opportunity to participate in. She is also thankful for all the love, support, and encouragement her family has always given her. Elizabeth knows that no matter where life takes her, her small town, family-oriented roots have given her the strong foundation upon which to build her future.
Elizabeth will be attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the fall. She plans to major in Pre-Med Neurology. She would like to thank everyone in the Mineral Point School District and community for their continued support.
Theresa Oberhauser is the daughter of Bob and Julie Oberhauser. She has two older brothers, Patrick and Grant, and a little sister, Chloe.
Tess has been involved in band for all of high school. She has participated in the SWAL Conference Honors Band and Solo and Ensemble. She has been an officer of Key Club for two years and president of Art Club her junior year. Tess has helped with the lighting for the high school musical for the past two years as well. Tess also participates in Math Team, Mock Trial, and is a member of the National Honor Society.
Outside of school she participates in the Monroe USA swim team. Tess enjoys hanging out with friends and family, listening to music, running, biking, swimming, baking, and reading. During the summer she coaches the Mineral Point Swim Team and has been a lifeguard there for two years.
During her school career, Tess has been greatly influenced by many teachers. She feels fortunate to have gone to a school where all the teachers are dedicated to teaching and put their students first.
After high school, Tess plans to attend UW-Madison in the fall and pursue a major in Biochemistry.
Jessica is the daughter of Don and Amanda Schultz. She has three older brothers–Christopher, Nicholas, and Cory, and a younger sister, Samantha.
She has been on the varsity basketball team all four years of high school and has been a starter for three years. She has received first team all-conference every year. She has also set the record for most rebounds in a single season in school history. She was voted team captain for senior year and was voted Most Dedicated junior and senior years. She was an integral part of the state championship team in March and was named to the Associated Press and Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association All-State teams. She will play on the state’s senior all-star team this June.
Outside of school she enjoys reading, hanging out with friends, and of course, basketball. She played AAU basketball over the summer for Wisconsin Academy. She was also a member of the high school band, the high school musical, and she is a two year member of the National Honors Society. She was also involved in various clubs such as key club, art club, math team, and science club.
Her future plans are to go to Northern Michigan University to study Biology and Pre-Vet. She chose to study pre-vet because she loves animals, except for snakes. She received a full scholarship to play basketball at the Division 2 level. She is very excited because the coaches are great, the players are awesome, and the area of Marquette, Michigan is absolutely beautiful.