What is the most influential book you have read besides the Bible? Why?
Mere Christianity has been one of the most influential books that I have read besides the Bible. During my time at Geneva I have read it twice. My first reading was during my sophomore volleyball season and second with Mr. Shelton in worldview class. It is one of the few books I feel I can continually look back on and learn something new each time. I love how it talks about the moral laws and the need for people to understand them. The book continues to have something new to teach me every time I read it.
What is your favorite or funniest moment at Geneva?
Everyone in my grade seems to think that I am a magnet for things that get thrown. It is never intentional but I tend to get hit by countless objects. Once someone was throwing a water bottle and it hit me straight in the eye, and another time a rubber ducky was thrown from across the boardwalk and made solid contact with my face. In certain classes people will even make paper airplanes to test the theory that I get hit by flying objects. It has become somewhat of a class joke and although painful at times, we all get a good laugh out of the many times I have gotten hit.
What will you miss most when you leave Geneva?
When I first stepped onto Geneva’s campus I realized that individuality was encouraged here. I love how people are celebrated for each of their unique qualities. Having gone to different schools in the past, often times students feel that they need to act or be a certain way to fit in. That is not the case here at Geneva. I love that Geneva is such a unique school with a community who encourages you and feels life family.
Who has influenced you most while at Geneva? How?
Mr. Southwick has influenced me the most at Geneva. He always had a positive attitude and connected with all of the students because of his involvement inside and outside of the classroom. He always had something to teach, through daily lessons or a heart to heart talk filled with advice and encouragement for each of our daily lives.
What does being a Geneva student mean to you?
Being a Geneva student means not just doing the minimum but going above and beyond in all aspects. It means doing your best to excel with whatever you are faced with.
How would you encourage a Geneva kindergartner to persevere in school?
I would encourage a Geneva kindergartner to enjoy all of the moments of school. You are given opportunities for so many great experiences. Cherish those and take advantage of them.
What does Geneva do you hope never changes?
I hope Geneva never changes the house system. That is something so unique to our school and it continually brings people together with all of the different activities and involvement.