Carter B

Singer/Dancer, Dance Captain
Major: Neurobiology

Nickname(s): Carty

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 links between the biology of the brain and the psychology of the mind.  I hope to become a positive contributing factor to mental health, pediatric brain development, surgery, or 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, Eosinophilic esophagitis"

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: The Terrace

One Word That Describes Carty's Personality: Ridiculous

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, Ben Platt, Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr. (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: "I'll forever be indebted to my parents in this regard because they continually teach me to work hard, love others, pursue faith, and focus on matters larger than myself."

Goals as a Wisconsin Singer: "To inspire young people to keep music forever apart of their lives as music can change hearts, direct us to put aside the differences that tear us apart, and serve as a release for many people."