But the Northview High School junior recently received membership to The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) for his academic achievement and hard work. He said he still doesn't know who nominated him and believes it may be the organization itself. He said he received a letter and an application stating he was nominated for membership. He then filled out the application and sent it in.
A couple of weeks ago, Stultz received membership to the society and a plaque, along with a copy of the press release.
"Knowing you have been recognized is a great feeling," he said. "You work really hard and sometimes you don't get noticed for you hard work. It is a great feeling to get recognized."
Stultz plans to attend Ball State University and recently visited the campus. He said he is interested in computer science.
He added the membership offers scholarships and when one applies for secondary education, adding this honor to their application looks good.
Stultz said he is an A-B student and is always at school. He said it is his home away from home. He enjoys learning and being in school.
Stultz was nominated to attend a leadership conference, but said he didn't get to make it because of funding.
NSHSS President, James Lewis, stated in a press release that the society's vision is to build an organization that connects members with meaningful content, resources and opportunities.
"On behalf of the NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice, and commitment that Cole Stultz has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academics excellence," Lewis said. "We aim to help students like Cole Stultz build on their academic successes and enhance the skills and desires to have a positive impact on the global community."
For more information on the NSHSS or nominating a student, visit www.nshss.org.