Milroy Elementary and Junior High School Principal Phil Mitchell was honored as the Rush County Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Tuesday evening. The award was presented at the annual Chamber dinner held at the Elks Club in Rushville. Mitchell became the 16th recipient of the award and was chosen by past winners of the award. This was the first year that past winners were the only ones that voted on the award.
Mitchell has been an educator at the Milroy School for the past 30 years and has been an avid community leader and is involved with many organizations in the county. Included in those activities are scouting, 4-H, Rush County Players and the Rush County United Way. He is a member of the Milroy United Methodist Church and is a past winner of the coveted Jefferson Award presented by the Indianapolis Star Newspaper for outstanding leadership in the State.