The most influential book I’ve read besides the Bible is The Witch Doesn’t Burn In This One by Amanda Lovelace. It is a poetry book that is full of writing that empowers women, journeys through emotions and hard experiences and is a beautiful example of rising from the ashes so to speak. Her writing has inspired me to one day write my own poetry book.
What is your favorite or funniest moment at Geneva?
Before Amber’s presentation in Mr. Tye’s class she had a moment which caused some laughter. Unfortunately this laughter continued. Mr. Tye laughed so hard he had to cover his face with the rubric and Amy had to run out of the classroom all while Amber was trying to give her presentation. It was very comical to say the least.
What will you miss most when you leave Geneva?
I will miss the feeling of home and comfort that Geneva provides without even trying.
Who has influenced you most while at Geneva? How?
Baron Steven Tye (aka Mr. Tye) has influenced me the most. Whether it be through listening to new music, or engaging in thoughtful conversation, he has taught me to embrace the messiness that life offers and turn it into something beautiful.
What does being a Geneva student mean to you?
Being a Geneva student means enjoying the benefits of a uniform. It means basking in the sun while eating lunch on the boardwalk, it means knowing the presidents song and remembering which Greek god/goddess you were in third Grade. It means embracing all that Geneva has to offer.
How would you encourage a Geneva kindergartner?
I would say that in Grammar School I felt very discouraged because it was a challenge for me. However, I stuck with it and figured out how to learn the best I could. Learning is an individual process, what works for you may not work for someone else and that is okay. Making it through Geneva and gaining all of the knowledge inside and outside the classroom truly made the hard times worth it.
If you could change anything at Geneva, what would it be?
If I could change anything, I would like to simply implement a school counselor. As amazing and loving as the faculty and staff is, I think the entire student body could really benefit with access to a counselor on campus.