There is the Nick Altemose many locals know. The guy who was valedictorian of Chaparral High School in 2007, had perfect scores on the SATs and earned a full-ride scholarship to Duke University, one of America's top schools.
Then there is the Nick Altemose many locals don't know: The guy who is gay.
He hid this while growing up in southwest Riverside County, first in Menifee, then Temecula. Ever since becoming aware of his sexuality, he's felt that way.