Nicole is 15 years old and a sophomore at Washington High School. She is the second to youngest child of six siblings. Her mother is Catherine Techau, whom Nicole looks to as one of the bravest people she knows. Nicole is a vital member of her school’s Symphony Orchestra where she plays violin, she is a show choir dance captain and attends Twin Pines Baptist Church in Robins, Iowa. Nicole’s hobbies include, reading and writing. In the last few years Nicole has been a member of the Boys & Girls Club Theatre Group, Youth of the Year, Junior Staff Development Program, Step Team, coach of the Boys & Girls Club Kids Show Choir, Young Mentors Movement, Power Hour, and Games-O-Rama.