Carlie Hertel is often known as a shy girl in the hallways, but after school, this bubbly girl packs her schedule with loads of activities. Hertel not only participates in varsity track and National Honor Society at Van Buren, but she also is in her second year at Millstream taking classes in programming and multimedia as a member of the National Technical Honor Society.
Hertel is also an avid volunteer, as she has helped set up and take down balloons at the Flag City Balloon Fest for ten years. At her church, St. Pauls United Methodist, she helps with the community dinner and Grab-and-Go meals.
In her free time, Hertel loves to watch anime and plays a lot of video games. Hertel plans on majoring in game and art simulation at Shawnee State University, eventually pursuing a career in modeling and designing characters for video games.
“I started getting into video games about five years ago. I saw a documentary about how video games were made, and I thought to myself, ‘that’s what I want to do’,” she stated.
Favorite video game: Sengoku Basara
Favorite track memory: My freshman year, my first meet was at Hardin Northern and I was having trouble throwing discus. My goal was to hit 50 feet and on my last throw I hit 50 feet. I freaked out and everyone stared, but it was awesome.
If you had to eat one food the rest of your life, what would it be? My mom’s homemade chicken nuggets.
Favorite band: Linkin Park.
Describe the perfect day: Waking up at 1 p.m., eating some of my mom’s homemade food, then staying up late playing video games and watching anime.
Favorite high school memory: Talking with my friends Jazmine, Kayla, and Caitlyn at lunch.
Best purchase: Seasons one and two of the anime series Sengoku Basara.
Fun fact: I am not quiet and shy that everyone believes I am, I just don’t like small talk.
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