On June 27, 1988, Jim and Sandi Lupkes were blessed with a wonderful baby boy. This wonderful baby boy is Mitchell Paul. Mitch has two older brothers, Brad and Nick, one older sister, Kyra, and one brother-in-law, Luke. He also has a bird, Joey, and a dog Rupert.
During his four years of high school Mitch has been involved with many different activities. He has been in football, wrestling, and track for all four years of high school. He has also been a two time officer in FFA and the freshman class president. He has also helped with stage crew for the high school musical. Outside of school he helps with Lions Den wrestling and is also involved with the CYO at the Holy Name Catholic Church.
Mitch has had many honors throughout high school. Some of these include being a two time first team in all district football, football captain, all conference in track, two- time state participant, and a two time medal winner.
This year Mitch is taking Algebra II, Novel II, Health I and II, grammar, single survival, psychology, ag business, and has work study in elementary P.E.
Some of Mitch’s favorites include Joe Dirt and Old School, rock country or rap music, green, the book Black Like Me, buffalo wings or spaghetti, work study, Everybody Loves Raymond or Two-a-days, and he also loves to go to Lake Okoboji to jet ski and go tubing.
Mitch’s future plans are to attend a four year college and play football. In ten years Mitch sees himself with a well paying job, married, “with a couple little rug rats running around.”
Mitch’s most memorable high school moment is winning the 2006 state football championship. If Mitch could spend one day with one person he would spend that day with Vince Lombardi because he was the greatest football mastermind ever.
Mitch’s words of advice to the underclassmen are, “You have to keep on keeping on. Life is a garden; dig it.”