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Lake Middle School student dies at 13
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The Lake Middle School and East Ridge families are mourning the loss of a 13-year-old student who died Tuesday.

According to a statement from District 833, eighth-grader Allison Trebesch died. Trebesch was a diver on the East Ridge High School swimming and diving team and had reached the state meet last year in gymnastics for Woodbury High School.


“We extend our sincere sympathies to Allison’s family and many friends,” Superintendent Keith Jacobus said in the statement. “We are doing everything we can to support our students and staff at this very difficult time.”

The circumstances surrounding Trebesch's death were not immediately made public.

In addition to successes as a diver for East Ridge, Trebesch was a rising star in the Woodbury gymnastics community. She earned 21st place overall in the vault during the 2012-13 state high school gymnastics meet held in February. She was one of only three seventh-graders to compete in the Class AA state meet.

Trebesch's mother, Julie Dornseif, was also her coach at Woodbury. Dornseif grew up in Cottage Grove and graduated from Park High School.

Trebesch had advanced to the meet the day after her 13th birthday by finishing third at the Section 3AA championship with her highest score ever on vault. She was the first gymnast to reach state during Dornseif's tenure. 

Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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