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Cole Payne

The Ohio State University




Cole was a very involved person in high school and has always set high goals for himself; he still does. Cole was vice president of the student council for 4 years and secretary of the National Honors Society. He was a part of the International Thespian Society, key club, art club, varsity soccer, and basketball and worked multiple jobs. College Credit Plus was huge in his high school career; Cole took CCP the summer after sophomore year all the way till he graduated high school. He did not attend high school for any classes for two years but stayed involved in the community. Cole always held a job, at a time working an average of 25 hours a week. After work, he would go to his extracurricular activities where he would spend an average of 30 hours a week. Upon graduation, he had 37 college credits, over 150 hours of community service, and received academic and activity scholarships. Cole was top 20% of his class. His goal since his sophomore year has been to go to medical school for forensic pathology and work alongside the justice system while being in the medical field.

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