What is the most influential book you have read besides the Bible? Why?
The most influential book I’ve read would have to be Unoffendable by Brant Hansen. It enlightens and exposes everyone’s hypocrisy in an easy to read, entertaining manner. This book challenges us to love like Christ by being unoffendable in all aspects of life.
What is your favorite or funniest moment at Geneva?
One of the funniest moments at Geneva was during freshman year in Mr. Harrild’s class. We had just finished talking about Tiberius and his minnows, so in an attempt to quickly change the subject Mr. Harrild said, “Okay everyone grab a wall.” It was such an abrupt transition that none of us understood he was trying to begin a game of four corners…
What will you miss most when you leave Geneva?
I will definitely miss the people the most. The faculty here also became my friends and family. The staff nurtured me not only academically but spiritually. Geneva is truly a unique place made up of special people.
Who has influenced you most while at Geneva? How?
While countless people have influenced me throughout my Geneva career, Mrs. Ryden and Mr. Vis have influenced me the most. They have pushed me out of my comfort zone many times. They pushed me hard so that I might live to up my fullest potential. Not only have they encouraged me in all of my musical and creative pursuits, but they have taught me what dedicated, humble leaders looks like.
What does being a Geneva student mean to you?
To me, being a Geneva student means pursuing excellence in all academic, athletic and fine art endeavors. Not pursuing an unattainable perfection in these areas, but seeking to glorify God in the honing and practice of the gifts He’s given us.
How would you encourage a Geneva kindergartner to persevere in school?
I would tell Geneva Kindergartners to soak up the craziness of it all and take advantage of all the opportunities available to them. If it intrigues them, pursue it! Mainly, I would encourage them to pursue Christ above everything else. I would challenge them to prioritize time with Him as well as the people who fill you up and remind you of why you’re at Geneva.
What about Geneva do you hope never changes?
I hope there will always be a boardwalk, where students can enjoy the outdoors and bipolar Texas weather that we have been able to for so many years.