What is the most influential book you have read besides the Bible? Why?
The most influential book I have read would be Silence by Shusaku Endo. I read this my Junior year in Mr. Shelton’s Worldview class and I immediately felt drawn into the reality of this book. It gave me a real-life representation of persecution and that it is a very real thing all over the world. It made me realize how lucky I am to live in a place where I can worship the Lord anytime and anywhere, I want.
What is your favorite or funniest moment at Geneva?
My favorite moment at Geneva was my sophomore year Lily Radigan, Lily Langenbahn, Alexis Davis and I would get in one person’s car every morning and have an “early morning jam sesh.” Sometimes it would involve energy drinks, but it never failed to wake me up for school each morning.
What will you miss most when you leave Geneva?
I will miss the relationships I have formed with other grades the most. Since Geneva is a smaller school, you get to know everybody personally, no matter what grade they are in. Some of my greatest friendships are those of different grades than me. I will miss the loving and caring community at Geneva.
Who has influenced you most while at Geneva, How?
The person who influenced me most while at Geneva is Coach Vaughn. She is the person who taught me to work hard and strive for what I want in life. I admire her faith and her love for the Lord. She has always been one of my greatest role models.
What does being a Geneva student mean to you?
A Geneva student is someone who works hard, is determined, and is always looking to do more for the community around them. From my time at Geneva, I have learned that my faith is my biggest foundation and that my peers help me to become a better Christian myself.
How would you encourage a Geneva kindergartner to persevere in school?
I would tell the kindergartner to study hard and always be attentive but also to make time for your friends and family. Get to know someone that they may not talk to as often because you never know who is going to impact you most in your life.
What about Geneva do you hope never changes?
I really admire how the house system works. I am in Chaucer and on induction day in 8th grade, I immediately felt included. I got to know so many people that were not in my grade and it made going into high school so much easier.