Graduating in the top 5% of a large public high school, Garrett has always been involved academically. In addition to his achievement in the classroom, he is also highly involved in his community. In addition to achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, he has held numerous leadership positions in Boy Scouts including the organization and facilitation of weekly meetings for more than 100 scouts. In 2010, he was his district’s delegate for the Rotary Youth Leadership Award. Garrett has been on several mission trips to impoverished areas both inside and outside the U.S. An active member of his church in high school, he also led a small group bible study for junior-high students.