What is the most influential book you have read besides the Bible? Why?
The most influential book I have read at Geneva would be the Iliad. It was absolutely amazing to read words that have stood the test of time for thousands of years and shaped so much of Western thought. It was also incredible to see the ruins of the locations in the book on our junior year trip.
What is your favorite or funniest moment at Geneva?
My funniest moment at Geneva would be slipping and falling face first into the mud, in a nice dress, right before I had to go up and sing for choir in the Christmas program. Oh, and having all of my friends watch it happen.
What will you miss most when you leave Geneva?
I will miss people constantly holding me accountable and accepting nothing less than my best. Whether it be in the classroom or on the court, your peers, teachers, and coaches will demand the best of you. A place where mediocrity is unacceptable is a rare thing to find.
Who has influenced you most while at Geneva? How?
I would say that Dr. Bracy influenced me the most while at Geneva. He was perhaps the strictest teacher I ever had, yet it was always from a place of love. He was also a great example of a Godly man.
What does being a Geneva student mean to you?
Being a Geneva student means that you are not afraid to try new things. Being uncomfortable and failing in order to achieve great things is something that we we don’t shy away from but rather embrace.
How would you encourage a Geneva kindergartner to persevere in school?
I would encourage a kindergartner to trust the process. Geneva does a wonderful job building upon itself. For example, standing up and saying one sentence about Ancient Egypt in second grade is preparing you to give a twenty minute Senior Thesis.
What about Geneva do you hope never changes?
I hope Geneva, above all else, never looses its unashamed Christian culture. I hope that it continues to live out Biblical truth despite the changing times.