Mitchell Taylor is an Eagle Scout, served as president of his LDS seminary class and earned his associate’s degree while still in high school.

He’s also known as a daredevil who does everything from scuba diving to snowboarding, which might explain his active involvement in stock car racing — a high-speed sport that landed him in a fiery crash when he was 14 years old. In fact, this 18-year-old member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints dreams of competing in NASCAR and racing against Jeff Gordon some day.