Genesis Garnett

High School/Mascot: Caverna High School, Horse Cave, Kentucky, Colonels

Grade: 11

Age: 16

Favorite subject: Bio Med

Extracurricular Activities: Majorette dance team

Favorite cartoon character, anime, superhero: Captain America. “It’s less of Captain America and more of Chris Evans, but if we’re being realistic, he’s dedicated and doesn’t mind making sacrifices for the people, or whoever he’s saving.”

Favorite song: “Higher Ground” by Stevie Wonder

Favorite slang word/phrase: “Get you some business and stay out of mine.”

Parents: Jenese Coats and Finius Garnett

Siblings: Mercedes Stewart, Dillion Maxey, Cornelius Maxey, and Adrian Garnett

Dream College: WKU

If you could have a movie made about your life, what would the storyline be? Who would star as you and what’s the movie’s title?

“‘A Change is Gonna Come’ and the storyline would be how I go through life. Me! I would star as myself.” 

What are your three must haves?

Headphones, phone, bracelets

What’s the best part about social media and the worst?

“The best part is that there’s a lot to learn on there, and the bad part is that there’s a lot to learn on there. You see a lot of things you don’t need to see.”

What do you admire about Gen Z? What do you dislike about Gen Z?

“I like that we have a lot in common. They are very sensitive.”

Did the pandemic change the way you live and do things?

“Yes, I got really reclusive and didn’t want to go out anymore.”

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

“Either still in college or working in one of my potential career paths.”

What is your ideal life/dream job?

“I have three. Either a doctor, a nurse… or a journalist.”

If you could live anywhere in the world for one year, where would it be and why?

“Brazil, because of the culture. The different people that come from different backgrounds but they come together to do the same thing… Like we’re all different but we came to do the same thing. And like we all just met each other a little bit ago, but we’re having fun.” 

Who or what inspires you and why?

“My nieces. I want to do good in life so they can get everything they want in life.” 

If you could trade places with the president of the United States for one day, what would you do as president? 

“I would fix school lunch. It’s just not good anymore. So, I would make it healthy, but good.” 

What do you consider your greatest accomplishment?

“Placing fourth in a statewide competition for an essay I wrote because I never thought I would place in something like that. And fourth may not seem that big, but to me it was.” 

What do you see as your biggest regret?

“Not taking enough risks and not putting myself out there.”