In high school, Parker was a member of the Cum Laude Society, the National Honors Society, the Beta Club, the National Latin Honors Society, and his school's chapter of the Junior Classical League, of which he served as treasurer. Parker also ran on the varsity Track and Field team. Outside of school, he volunteered with the Republican Party during the 2012 Presidential Election. Additionally, he has studied piano since he was four years old and spent his senior year of high school playing in his church's youth band. He has been on mission trips across the United States and to Costa Rica. At Samford, he plans to study International Relations and Arabic.