Major: Elementary and Special Education
Hometown: West Bend, WI
High School: West Bend West High School
Size of Graduating Class: 600
Sports/Clubs/Orgs Caitlin Participated in: School Musicals, National Honors Society, Madrigal Dinner, Madrigal Singers, Varsity Dance Team, Solo and Ensemble, Concert Choir, Vivace (Barbershop/Swing Choir)
Awards Received: Graduated H.S. with High Honors, AP Scholar with Distinction, West Bend Lions Club Lioness of the Month, Exemplary Soloist award at State Solo and Ensemble
Why Caitlin Chose Her Major: "My road to
UW-Madison, and many other personal and educational successes in my life are due to the dedication and encouragement my teachers have shown me. The gifted and talented program has shaped me into who I am today, and it would be my dream job to coordinate programs like these to give future generations the same, if not better, educational opportunities that my peers and I had."
Favorite Things: Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, seafood, reading, singing, my dog, chocolate
Dislikes: Grocery stores, bees and other insects that fly and buzz around my head, spicy food, country music, peanuts/walnuts/almonds/cashews, Frosted Flakes
Favorite Place In Caitlin's Home-State: "My Grandparents' cabin in St. Germain, WI, where I am able to eat as much cheddar cheese and summer sausage as I want, and not feel bad about it."
Favorite Place on Campus: Lakeshore Path and along Lake Mendota
One Word That Describes Caitlin's Personality: Bold
Favorite Color: Turquiose
When Caitlin was a kid, she wanted to be a: FBI Agent
Favorite Music Groups/Acts: Christina Perri, Twenty one Pilots, The 1975, Demi Lovato
If Caitlin had a free night to do whatever she wanted, she would: "Have dinner in London with the entire cast of Harry Potter, and then watch all eight of the movies with them while a live orchestra plays the scores of each movie."
Hero/Heroine: "My Mom - She has always been there to support and care for me, and has always pushed me to do my best. All while still keeping my interests in mind, and never making me do anything that I don't want to do. "
Goals as a Wisconsin Singer: "To break out of my shell and become more comfortable in my own skin, while making friends that will last a lifetime!"