Sophia and Benjamin Strickling are the children of David and Jerrie Strickling of Westerville, and attend Big Walnut schools.

Cause: Benjamin was drawn to cooking shows on PBS when he was just 2. He loves to cook and create new recipes in the kitchen.

Effect: Benjamin takes cooking projects in 4-H and experiments with Emeril Lagasse's recipes. He cooks for his friends when they come over and is researching culinary schools that he might like to attend when he graduates from high school.