What is the most influential book you have read besides the Bible? Why?
One of the most influential books I’ve ever read was The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton. A powerful part of the author’s story is that Hinton wrote this novel while she was still in high school. It taught me that even during dark parts of our lives, we must keep moving forward and we must keep on trusting in the plan that God has for us.
What is your favorite or funniest moment at Geneva?
I have several favorite moments at Geneva. Red Rover, football with 10C, and the Hoity-Hoity stick is forever engraved in my brain. These are some of my favorite memories at Geneva for better or for worse.
What will you miss most when you leave Geneva?
I’ll miss my grade the most when I leave Geneva. There are some kids that drive me crazy, but everyone is so funny and has their own special place. I’ll miss everyone in my class.
Who has influenced you most while at Geneva? How?
Coach Wright has been the most incredible role model for me throughout her two years at Geneva. She was the first adult I met when I came to Geneva and she was so on fire and so excited to welcome me into this community. She was engaging and supportive in everything we did from academics to athletics. She cheered for us with spark and excitement.
Mr. Southwick was also an incredible person that I had the privilege of knowing while at Geneva. He was the first teacher I met, and he was by far one of the most impactful. He had a way of making class seem like it was just a conversation among friends not an actual lecture. He was so encouraging and personal and I can’t wait to see him at graduation!
What does being a Geneva student mean to you?
I’ve only been here for 3 years, but to be a Geneva student means you welcome everyone. When I came to Geneva, I had an overwhelming sense of community that just welcomed me in. I think that is something that not many other schools embrace like Geneva does.
How would you encourage a Geneva kindergartner to persevere in school?
I would encourage Geneva kindergartners to lean on their close friends. Even if you’re only friends for two years, they are in your life at this moment of time, love them. Friends change, but when you find the close ones, they will stick by your side until the end. Begin the search in kindergarten!!!
What about Geneva do you hope never changes?
Two things I hope never change at Geneva: Mr. Shelton teaching Worldview and Mr. Naiser letting his classes play football.