Cole Thomas Kilburn, recent graduate of Pittsburg High School in Texas, was awarded the 2018 Rocky Mountain Mattress Mark A. Forester Scholarship. Cole’s father, Jeff Kilburn served in the Air Force from 1988-1992.
Cole will attend and swim for Arizona State University in the Fall of 2018. His events are 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke and finished 14th in state this year.
He shared, “While I can never repay the debt, my duty is to use these freedoms to provide for my family when I have one of my own. But I also know that my freedoms are constantly under assault and people like myself have to be aware and ready to address these threats. My duty is also to be cognizant of the sacrifices made by others, like Mark Forester, which has made my liberties all the more valuable… actually priceless. I’m very honored to receive this scholarship. I plan on majoring in business communication, and eventually going to law school.