In high school, Karson had a passion for both leadership and music. He was both an SGA Senator and National Honor Society member as well as a member of the choir and ensemble at his local church. He traveled with his church on choir tours and served in various communities and states across the nation. This summer, he traveled to New Orleans in order to help with a local Vacation Bible School. Karson also was a member of his Varsity Football team and was selected as a Birmingham News Athlete of the Week. Karson has maintained over a 4.00 GPA all four years of high school and was ranked in the top 10% in his graduating class.