- Loogootee, IN
Garrett, the second Scholar from Loogootee High School, plans to major in anthropology and possibly also linguistics and is looking forward to pursuing and expanding his academic interests while exploring IU’s campus and communities. He is fascinated by societies of the past, extending all the way back to the building of the Great Pyramids in Egypt, which he wishes he could have observed in person. He is also interested in more recent events and people such as the British WWII codebreaker Alan Turing, with whom Garrett would have loved to discuss cryptography and other contributions to modern computer science. Garrett’s three favorite books are The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, and The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov, though his favorite quote comes from Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey: “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.” These wise words remind him of the most important relationships in his life. Garrett would like to thank his friends, family, and teachers for being sources of guidance and support, with special thanks to Mrs. Christmas and Mr. Whitney for their help in applying for the Wells Scholars Program. He will hold the Ed L. Hutton scholarship.