What is the most influential book you have read besides the Bible? Why?
It is hard to pick the most influential book besides the Bible that I have read, but I would say that The Hobbit and all of Tolkien’s works still astound me. The fact that he could create a world so intricate and beautiful is still mind-blowing and I love how he puts his Christian worldview into the novel. His books invite deep discussion and are still captivating at the same time.
What is your favorite or funniest moment at Geneva?
I think one of the times I laughed at school the most was when Mr. Johnson showed us a movie clip he found about Louix IV and the ballet dances in his court. In the movie, a young Louix IV pulled off some unforgettable and dramatic dance moves all while wearing a massive crown and I could not stop laughing.
What will you miss most when you leave Geneva?
When I leave Geneva, I will miss the deep class discussions and the comfortable feeling you get while walking down the boardwalk and knowing and talking to all the teachers. I always feel relaxed around campus and the environment is so friendly.
Who has influenced you most while at Geneva? How?
I have probably been influenced the most by my humanities teachers: Mr. Harrild, Mr. Southwick and Mr. Johnson. They are all so passionate and knowledgeable about their subjects. They showed me how fascinating the past can be and inspired me to want to learn more about it in college and even as a future job.
What does being a Geneva student mean to you?
Being a Geneva student means being thoughtful and using that philosophical thinking for God and His kingdom. It means assessing every situation and measuring every problem and glorifying God by the way you think.
How would you encourage a Geneva kindergartner to persevere in school?
To encourage a Geneva kindergartner to persevere, I would tell them to enjoy everything they are learning, even if it gets hard and is a lot of work. Never let the stress eclipse the joy and the excitement of discovery.
What about Geneva do you hope never changes?
I hope that Geneva always keeps the unique round table discussions and old-school way of education, where there are no phones for distraction.