Rough and tumble

Published: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 12:38 PM.

“He’s a great kid,” said his cheerleading coach, Lynn Clark.

Carter’s gal pals couldn’t agree more.

 “I can't even start to explain about how genuine he is,” said Eve Bond. “He's very real about anything and everything. He'll let you know the truth but he's never mean about it.”

Following his freshman year, Carter was encouraged by Cynthia Duncan to act on his interest in cheerleading. He tried out, and made the team.

“Ever since then I’ve been in love with it,” he said. “I’m enjoying being in front of people.”

Most of what he learned he picked up on his own, as the previous coach had little if any experience with how to incorporate a boy into an all-female squad.

“She didn’t know what kind of uniform to order,” said Carter. “The internet helped a lot.”

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