SHOREHAM, NY – Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker joined the Shoreham Civic Association, Suffolk County Police Department, Shoreham Wading River School District, local fire departments, local community members and hundreds of neighbors in a drive-by car parade to congratulate 15-year old Carter Rubin for winning the 19th season of the American singing competition television series, The Voice. This past Tuesday, Carter Rubin, a local Shoreham Long Island resident, became the youngest male singer to win The Voice at the show’s 2020 finale.
We are all so proud of Carter and his phenomenal accomplishment, said Legislator Sarah Anker.
Through his remarkable singing talent, Carter has inspired and encouraged others and has proven that you are never too young to follow your dreams. Carter is not only an extremely talented young singer, but he has also made a huge impact on the community as a strong voice for autism support and advocacy, and as an active member in his school’s theater programs
To celebrate Carter’s win, Mike Goralski, the President of the Shoreham Civic Association, organized the drive-by car parade, inviting local elected officials, police departments, fire departments, school administration and community members. The parade started at the Shoreham-Wading River High School and ended at Carter’s residence in Shoreham. After the parade, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker presented Carter Rubin with a proclamation to congratulate him on his outstanding achievements.
I have had the pleasure of knowing Carter and his family for many years, said Shoreham Civic Association President Mike Goralski.
He is an amazing young man with a heart of gold. With all that is going on in this world, he has been a beacon of hope in our Shoreham community and an inspiration to all.
A Shoreham-native, Carter Rubin, traveled to California to audition for The Voice earlier this year and qualified to participate in the competition partnering with Gwen Stefani as his coach. Over the course of the competition, Carter amazed the audience and coaches Gwen Stefani, John Legend, Blake Shelton, and Kelly Clarkson with his powerful performances of songs including “Rainbow Connection,” “The Climb,” and one of his own original songs at the finale, “Up From Here.” After receiving the most votes from the public viewers, Carter Rubin was crowned the winner of this year’s season, earning him not only the title, but a cash prize and a recording contract.
Following in his grandfather, Ric Mango’s, footsteps Carter has been encouraged and inspired to pursue his musical talents with the support of his loving parents David and Alonna and his brother Jack. Channeling his passion for music, Carter has been an active member of the Shoreham-Wading River High School’s theater and arts programs as well as member of the organization Wildcats Helping The Arts & Music (WHAM). WHAM is a non-profit organization of parents and students that work in collaboration with the Shoreham-Wading River School District’s administration and teachers to foster and enhance arts programs including music, visual, and performing arts in the school district for grades K-12. Along with his passion for music, Carter is also strong advocate for autism support, advocacy and awareness partnering with his family’s non-profit organization, Families in Arms, which raises money to help send families of children with autism to Disney World.
For more information, please call Legislator Anker’s office at (631) 854-1600.
Pictured L-R: Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker, Jack Rubin, Carter Rubin, Alonna Rubin and David Rubin