What is the most influential book you have read besides the Bible? Why?

I know it’s clique, but Silence by Shusaku Endo. The author really depicted a great visual, so as I read I really understood the struggle and hardships that the characters faced. The novel also helped me appreciate my freedom to practice Christianity so openly. A cross as home decor here could cost many lives in the novel and that’s something that I’ve definitely taken for granted.

What is your favorite or funniest moment at Geneva?

My junior year class was 11c and we were all close so we used to go out to eat together when we could. However, we quickly advanced our outings. Over Christmas break, a student rented out an entire movie theater for us to watch Elf. We also went bowling later that month. Just being in that class was my favorite Geneva memory.

What will you miss most when you leave Geneva?

I’m going to miss the welcoming environment from everyone and just how genuinely nice people can be.

Who has influenced you most while at Geneva, How?

My most influential Geneva teacher was Dr. Rosheger. I was forced to do Latin in high school since I joined Geneva late, but I am very thankful that I was because I got to have him as a teacher. He made the class engaging and helped me persevere through a tough subject. He always offered tutoring to us and was always helping us to stay calm throughout the year. He was also really funny and that helped me pay better attention and look forward to the class. I appreciate his patience with me and his influence on me as a student.

What does being a Geneva student mean to you?

Being a Geneva student makes me feel incredibly lucky. I’ve talked to people who could only wish to go to a place like Geneva and don’t have the resources to do so. I appreciate the fact that I go to school in a place that is Christ centered and involved in its student’s success.

How would you encourage a Geneva kindergartner to persevere in school?

I would tell a kindergartener to have fun! When I was little, I was so wrapped up in getting the best grades and having the best performance. Looking back, all I can remember is the fun stuff. Don’t burn yourself out just yet!

What about Geneva do you hope never changes?

I hope the way the staff treats the students never changes. Geneva teachers really push and demand the best from their students, and the hard work pays off. I’m glad that my teachers cared enough to tutor on their breaks, email me back after hours, and help me out when I needed it. I hope that the care that teachers put in is always reflected out.