The most influential book I have read is Silence because it made me really appreciate the fact that I don’t have to worry about being threatened or persecuted because of my beliefs. I realize how lucky I am that I get to talk about those beliefs openly.
What is your favorite or funniest moment at Geneva?
It was so funny when my brother Brock ripped his pants after dropping it on the dance floor at his first Winter Formal. It was a proud moment.
What will you miss most when you leave Geneva?
I will miss getting to annoy Mr. Brown every day.
Who has influenced you most while at Geneva, How?
Mr. Arizpe has influenced me the most. I’ve had him as a teacher every year since sixth grade and he takes every opportunity to teach and give us advice through his own life. It has meant a lot to see how much of an open book he is with his students.
What does being a Geneva student mean to you?
Being a Geneva student means getting the opportunity to pour into students from every grade and really forming a relationship with all of the teachers. I think people forget that that kind of interaction doesn’t happen anywhere else.
How would you encourage a Geneva kindergartner?
I would tell them never to lose their child-like wonder; the world will become a lot more boring without it. And I would also tell them to never let their grades become more important than their well-being, it’s never worth it.
If you could change anything at Geneva, what would it be?
I would replace some of the study halls at the end of the day with athletic periods. Some kids aren’t playing sports anymore because they feel like they don’t have the time to do both academics and athletics. They would have the opportunity to do both to the best of their ability with an athletic period built into the day.