Garrett Kasey

McConnell Scholar, Class of 2019

    Elizabethtown, KY

    Central Hardin High School, 2016


    Major(s): Economics and Political Science

    Minor(s): Spanish

    Honors Societies

    • University of Louisville Honors Scholars Program

    Campus and Extracurricular Involvement

    • College of Business Senator, University of Louisville Student Government Association 
    • Counselor, Young Leaders Academy
    • Member, Library Student Advisory Board

    Community Service

    • Kentucky YMCA Youth Association 
    • Family Scholar House

    Internships and Work Experience

    • Counselor, Young Leaders Academy

    High School

    Garrett is a 2016 graduate of Central Hardin High School. He was the captain of the soccer team and kicked/punted for the varsity football team. He was a member of the Beta Club, Academic Team, Spanish Club, Young Democrats, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the President of the Y-Club. While in high school he participated in Hardin County Youth Leadership, Lincoln Trail Youth Salute, the KHSAA HYPE Leadership Conference, the Kentucky Youth Assembly, the Kentucky United Nations Assembly, KYYMCA Go For IT Conference and KYYMCA Leadership Training Conference. While participating in the KYYMCA, Garrett was twice elected to serve as the Speaker of the House at KYA and once elected to serve as Lieutenant Governor. He was also a 2015 Governor's Scholar.

    Favorite Books and Quotations

    • 1984 by George Orwell
    • The Thirteen American Arguments by Howard Fineman
    • American Sphinx by Joseph J. Ellis
    • Animal Farm by George Orwell

    "Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other." -John F. Kennedy

    "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." -Socrates