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A Step Above: A Step Above – Cole Mitchum

Liberty High School
Class of 2013

Standing tall has always been easy for Liberty High School senior Cole Mitchum, and not just because of the basketball player’s physical stature. Confident and self assured in everything from his smile to his school work, Cole’s passion for excellence goes beyond the court and into the Liberty Tribune newspaper, where he serves as Managing Editor. Studious, dependable and strongly goal oriented, Cole faces any challenge with a decisive attitude and a gentleman’s grace, taking pride in every accomplishment and generating continuous results, both in school and in the community. For always giving more than he gets, Cole Mitchum rises to – A Step Above.

G.P.A.: 4.701


  • Varsity Basketball, 2012
  • JV Basketball, 2010-11; Freshman Basketball, 2009-10
  • Journalism (Liberty Tribune), 2010-Present
  • Sports Editor, Liberty Tribune, 2011-12
  • Managing Editor, Liberty Tribune, 2012
  • Student Council, 2009-Present
  • Freshman Class Treasurer, 2009-10
  • Student Body Historian, 2011-12
  • Student Body Second Vice President, 2012

Awards/Community Service

  • Student of the Month, 2011
  • Scholar Athlete, 2012
  • NSPA Honor Roll, 2012
  • Nevada All-State Academic Athlete, 2012
  • Perfect Attendance, 2011-12
  • Special Education Field Day Volunteer, 2012
  • Gehring Field Day Volunteer, 2009
  • Relay for Life Participant, 2012
  • St. Rose Hospital Holiday Visit, 2011
  • Elementary Olympic Field Day, 2010

Accomplishments Most Proud Of: “One accomplishment I am most proud of was writing the front page articles for two of the newspaper issues last year because I truly enjoyed writing the articles and they have helped me grow in journalism. Another accomplishment I am proud of was being named to the All-State Academic Team this past basketball season because it shows my hard work in class and on the court has paid off.”

Cole is Successful Because: “What makes me successful is that I am very organized, punctual, and I like to get my work done not necessarily by quantity but by quality.”

Cole Looks Up To: “I look up to my parents because they have helped make me who I am today and have always been there to support me through anything and everything that I have done, from school to sports.”

Cause for Concern: “If I could be president of any organization, it would be an organization that helps kids with Down Syndrome because my cousin Sheridan has Down Syndrome, and I would like to create more programs for kids (and adults) that have this challenge.”


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