Mineral Point High School is proud to announce its top scholars for the Class of 2023: Valedictorian Lorelei Allbright and Salutatorians Kylie Rule and Griffin Albaugh.
Graduation is set for Friday, May 26 at 7 pm in the high school gym. The biographies below were written by the students themselves.
Valedictorian Lorelei Allbright
Lorelei Allbright is the daughter of Bob and Elissa Allbright. She was born in Madison in 2004. She has two younger brothers, Bobby and Hank, who attend Mineral Point with her.
Lorelei has been going to Mineral Point since she was a Freshman in high school. She has joined Skills USA, Key Club, Future Business Leaders of America, and the National Honor Society. She has been the Treasurer of Key Club, the Vice President of FBLA, and the Vice President of NHS since her Junior year, and strongly encourages other students to become active in school clubs.
Lorelei has played for Dodge-Point Soccer since she was a Freshman and has been on varsity every year. She has had a strong passion for soccer ever since she was four years old. She has played in multiple tournaments, such as the McFarland and MAYSA Cup tournaments.
When Lorelei is not in school or at soccer practice, she enjoys fishing and spending time watching movies. On rainy days, she loves sitting on the couch in a fuzzy blanket watching classic animated movies. In the summer, she goes out on her kayak whenever she gets the chance. She could spend all of her time fishing if she was allowed to. In the winter, she looks forward to ice skating and ice fishing with her brothers and family.
After high school, Lorelei is going to attend the University of South Carolina – Columbia to receive her Bachelor’s degree in International Business. She plans on becoming a financial advisor like her parents, but she is still undecided if that is exactly what she wants to do.
Lorelei would like to thank all of her teachers for being so kind and supportive of her since her first day as a new student. She would specifically like to thank Mrs. Kristin Staver, her neighbor, for convincing her to go to Mineral Point instead of Dodgeville. She has loved her experience at Mineral Point and is always blown away by the positive atmosphere in the building.
(Photo by Patrick Stutz)
Salutatorian Kylie Rule
Kylie Rule is the daughter of Kurt and Leslie Rule. Kylie was born in Dodgeville in 2004. She has two older sisters, Peyton and Cloe, and a younger brother, Kade.
Kylie has been part of the Mineral Point Unified School District since she was four years old. Throughout those years, she participated in many activities. Kylie was part of the Mineral Point Wrestling Club from 1st grade all the way to Senior year. She also participated in the Math Team in middle and high school every year. Kylie was named Student of the Year her Freshman year and was also honored to be inducted into the National Honor Society last year.
When she is not in school, Kylie likes to spend her free time hanging out with her family and friends. She enjoys swimming and fishing at her family’s pond all summer long. During the school year, she is earnest about her education and always keeps her grades up.
Kylie dedicates much of her time to wrestling practices, where she practices up to 10 hours a week. Wrestling comes with a lot of traveling. Her favorite wrestling trip was to Klappan, Sweden in 2019. On this trip, she got to meet and practice with many new people and explore the city of Helsingborg, Sweden. She would like to thank the school district and staff for allowing her to go wrestling for long periods and helping her achieve her dreams of becoming a world-class wrestler.
After high school, Kylie plans to study Physical Therapy and wrestle on the first-ever women’s freestyle team at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.
Kylie would like to thank all of her teachers, specifically Mr. Thomas Steger, for expanding her knowledge in Biology and getting her interested. She is so grateful to have such great teachers that push her to get good grades and accomplish her goals.
(Photo by Cloe Rule)
Salutatorian Griffin Albaugh
Griffin Albaugh is the youngest child of Daniel and Jessica Albaugh. He was born in Madison in 2004. He spent the first ten years of his life living in New Milford, Connecticut where he attended St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy. He moved back to Linden, Wisconsin in 2014 where he completed middle school at Iowa-Grant before open enrolling in Mineral Point High School his Freshman year.
Griffin has been involved in countless extracurricular activities throughout his tenure at Mineral Point. Griffin’s favorite extracurricular is the media program at Mineral Point. Griffin was part of the original “Wake Up Mineral Point” crew established in 2019. It is now his fourth and final year in the program, and he hopes to make the most of it. He has enjoyed every aspect of the program, including being a news anchor, radio broadcaster, meteorologist, camera operator, and Executive Producer. Griffin’s favorite memories of the media program would be commentating on the Mineral Point versus Fennimore wrestling match with Matthew Goninen and reporting on Mineral Point sports with Isaac Lindsey.
In addition to the media program, Griffin has been involved in numerous other clubs. His favorite is Future Business Leaders of America where he has served as President for two years. Over his course in the club, he has competed in Broadcast Journalism, Political Science, and Business Calculations. Last year, Griffin placed 1st at the Regional level in Business Calculations and 5th at the State level. Additionally, Griffin had the opportunity to participate in the highly-selective State Senate Scholar Program at the capitol as Senator Howard Marklein’s Representative. Griffin also participated in Badger Boys State as the Senate Majority Leader and will return to Boys State as a counselor this summer.
Furthermore, Griffin sees great importance in volunteering. He currently serves as the President of National Honor Society, is a member of Key Club, and participated in the Upland Hills Health Volunteen Program. Griffin has also held other leadership positions, including Captain of Forensics, Treasurer of Skills USA, Captain of the Iowa-Grant Club Bowling Team, and Student Body President. In addition, he received the Student of the Year Award his Sophomore and Junior years. Griffin was also a part of the Mineral Point Football team and the Dodge-Point Track and Field team.
In Griffin’s free time, he enjoys training at the gym and working. Griffin has competed in bodybuilding and competed at the WHSPA State Powerlifting Meet and qualified for High School Nationals. He enjoys using his extensive knowledge of strength training to help others achieve their goals. Griffin is currently employed at Jimmy’s Diner and Tower Junction. He likes working in the restaurant business because it develops his communication and time management skills.
After high school, Griffin plans on attending the University of Wisconsin – Madison, majoring in Finance, Investments, and Banking, and plans to pursue an MBA in Investment Banking. He also plans to accept an offer to intern for Senator Eric Wimberger. He wishes to use his degree to fulfill his dream of working on Wall Street. He also would like to continue his bodybuilding career and aims to earn his IFBB Pro Card, which marks his status as a professional bodybuilder.
Griffin would like to give a special shout-out to all of his teachers who helped him throughout his four years at Mineral Point, most notably Mrs. Kristin Staver, who has been an influential figure and role model of hard work and determination. In addition, he would like to thank the University of Wisconsin – Platteville for allowing him to take advanced math courses on campus this year.
(Photo by Ann Gorgen)