Jonah Carter has received the Camden Hills Regional High School Visual and Performing Arts Department Student of the Month award for April.

Carter has been actively involved in the CHRHS music and drama programs throughout his high school career. He has played percussion in both Concert and Pep Bands and has sung Tenor with the CHRHS Chorale for four years. This year, Carter is also a member of the select vocal ensemble: Chamber Singers. Carter has been accepted into the MMEA District III Mixed Chorus for all four years, and has been accepted into the prestigious MMEA All State Chorus in 2013 and 2014.

On stage, Carter has been involved in the CHRHS theater program for four years and has had the chance to portray many roles in fall musicals, winter One-Acts and spring plays. From ensemble to lead, he brings energy and excitement to every rehearsal and performance. As a freshman, he played a stiff character – literally – by playing the part of the murdered victim in "I’m Getting Murdered in the Morning." And this year, he regaled audiences as the flamboyant and fun-loving Donkey in "Shrek, the Musical." Donkey’s character was the dancing, talking, cajoling side-kick partner to the pensive Shrek character; and the local crowds enjoyed every minute of his performance. This spring, Carter is joining with a cast of 10 peers to present "A Night at the Improv!" Carter has a quick mind, quirky sense of humor and excellent stage presence. He and his peers will be rocking the audience with laughter this coming May when they present "A Night at the Improv!"

In the fall, Carter will attend Colby College as a liberal arts major. Whether in the classroom, or on the stage, Carter embraces each educational and performance opportunity with exuberance and dedication, giving 100 percent to the process, his peers, his directors and his school. He has established a discipline of excellent work habits and a spirit of camaraderie that will stay with him throughout his life.