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Nicholas Garrett Leads On and Off the Links

Posted May 14, 1999

— With just a few weeks until graduation,Garner High Schoolsenior Nicholas Garrett walks the school's halls knowing he had an excellent high school experience.

In the classroom, Garrett is an honor student and has maintained a 3.87 GPA while belonging to numerous service clubs.

Garrett was a three-year member of Garner's golf team, and was captain this spring. He is someone who just loves to be around people.

"Nick loves life, and I think that drives him," says teacher Helen Stephens. "He likes being around people, and he has a real outgoing personality. I think that motivates him to try to please other people."

"I just like to be around people," Garrett said. "It doesn't matter what type of people, I mix in to just about every crowd. I like being around different types of people to see what they have to offer to life, and how they see things and how I see things compared to that."

"He's been like an assistant coach for me because there are times that I just can't get away, or school is calling me," golf coach Ron Fussell said. "And I know that Nicholas is out here looking over things and making sure everything is going well."

Last August, Garrett earned the Eagle Scout Award. His leadership project was building a park at the Garner United Methodist Church. He says scouting has taught him so much.

"You learn so many different things that you will use in everyday life that it is almost impossible to name," Garrett said. "It ranges from first aid to camping to building. It helps you achieve more goals in your life, and you also learn how to be more responsible being by yourself."

Garner High School senior Nicholas Garrett is this week's winner of theExtra Effort Award.

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