CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- 18-year-old Carl Gerhold IV is a senior at Benton Community. He maintains a perfect GPA with a challenging course load working toward his CNA. He's the president of his FFA chapter and co-chairs the Atkins Watermelon Days Food Committee. In the summer, Carl volunteers to mow the lawns of his elderly neighbors.
Aubrey Vitense is a 9th grader at Tipton High School. The 14-year-old receives honors for playing percussion in the band and participates in theatre and speech. She shares her talent at a local nursing facility and volunteers for a summer reading program with kids. She attends music camp at Luther College to further her music education.
Junior Nicholas Bockman is a 17-year-old from Decorah. He’s an accomplished athlete as well as a Decorah Nordic Dancer. He helps write and act in award winning short films for speech contest that tackle teen issues such as peer pressure and bullying. He also mentors younger athletes including his brothers.