Carter was nominated by his coaches and the board of the Western Wayne Little League Association to receive the Freach Keen Award. The Freach Keen Award is a district award in memory of P.J. Freach and Buddy Keen, who died in 1973. The award is given to one 12 year old baseball player in every league in District 17 and 32. The recipient of the award is chosen by the individual league because of their dedication, sportsmanship and performance throughout their little league career. Each nominee was asked to attend a meeting and write an essay on an undisclosed topic. Then the essays were judged and a winner was selected from all of the entries. Carter’s essay was chosen as the winning essay. He was the recipient of a plaque and a $500.00 scholarship.