Singer/Dancer, Dance Captain
Hometown: Hayward, WI
High School: Hayward High School
Size of Graduating Class: 150
Sports/Clubs/Orgs Carty Participated in: Hockey, Band, Soccer, Golf, FCA, NHS, Student Council, Red Cedar Symphony Orchestra, Grace Lutheran Praise Band, Cross Age Peer Educators
Awards Received: Hockey Captain, Soccer Captain, FCA Leader, NHS Treasurer/Vice President, Writer's Award, Student of the Month, Academic Excellence Awards
Why Carty Chose His Major: "I am fascinated with the link between the biology of the brain, and the psychology of the mind. I hope to continue my studies into medical school, and eventually become a positive contributing factor to mental health, brain development, surgery, and neuroplasticity."
Favorite Things: "Thunderstorms, hot tubs, reading nerdy books for fun, crack fries from Hopcat, all types of cheese, all types of carbs, belting songs in my car, cucumber water, heights, Grey's Anatomy, archery, Badger hockey games, robes, washing dishes by hand, espresso drinks"
Dislikes: "Spiders attacking me at night, having a dry mouth on stage, carsickness, slobs/disorganization, egos, busy-work, rap (besides 'Hamilton'), onions, the lack of education surrounding mental health problems and their stigmas/treatments, sore throats, fast and happy songs, entitlement"
Favorite Place In Carty's Home-State: "On a pontoon in the middle of Round Lake under a sunny, but moderately cloudy sky, with family and friends and a bunch of food (most of which would be cheese and bread)."
Favorite Place on Campus: Hopcat
One Word That Describes Carty's Personality: Adaptable
Favorite Color: Green
When Carty was a kid, he wanted to be a: CIA Spy and an Apache attack helicopter pilot
Favorite Music Groups/Acts: Tori Kelly, ADELE, Hamilton, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran (Basically anything that is sad, slow, or has a good meaning/melody/hook)
If Carty had a free night to do whatever he wanted, he would: "I would spend a small amount of introvert time reading, napping, and watching Netflix. Then I would go out with friends and loved ones to a lake, eat cheese/meat fondue while listening to live music, and laughing all night long."
Hero/Heroine: "My Parents - They taught me that I should work hard, fight for love, and be grounded in faith and strong values."
Goals as a Wisconsin Singer: "To inspire young musicians to continue music after high school, because music can touch hearts, impact lives, and be a release for people."