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Wiregrass Whiz Kids Garrett Munsey

By: Lauren St. Germain
By: Lauren St. Germain

Garrett Munsey, now a senior at Rehobeth High School, was not always a welcome face in the school’s halls.

"In 9th grade year I would have probably bet my house that Garrett would have dropped out, been in jail in and out, possibly could have gotten into the wrong group and died. It could have happened, we have seen it happen before," said Bobby Boyd, principal of Rehobeth High School.

It started with Garrett keeping his shirt un-tucked and skipping detentions. This eventually grew into him hanging out with the wrong crowd, drugs, and stealing.

"My parents found stuff in my room and then they called the cops," said Garrett.

For the next 5 and a half months, Garrett called Pathways home. He was only allowed to talk to his parents for 5 minutes a week and have visitors for a few hours once a month.

"I had no one to talk to and something just clicked in my mind," said Garrett.

Garrett turned to God. He started reading the Bible and writing letters

By the end of September, he finished Pathways and returned to Rehobeth High School for his senior year.

"Garrett came back and to be honest with you and Garrett, I rolled my yes and said, 'Oh no, not again, here it comes again.’ But, from day one, I could tell he was different," said Boyd.

Garrett is now hanging out with good influences, buckling down with his books, and tossing around the Frisbee.

"He just fades into the woodwork and I really don't have to deal with Garrett anymore. Garrett used to be once a week in my office," said Boyd.

“I think about the way I used to be compared to the way I am now and I cry, but these are tears of joy,” said Garrett.

Garrett now has big plans. He wants to join the military and attend college to study either psychology or chemistry. He says whatever he ends up doing he definitely wants to have a family and be successful.


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