What is the most influential book you have read besides the Bible? Why?
The book that stands out the most to me is 1984, by George Orwell, because it opened my eyes to how much the government can affect us. As someone who aspires to enter the political arena, it serves as a sobering reminder that governments must be careful to not overstep their boundaries. It inspires me to join politics so I can ensure the government does its intended job of serving its people.

What is your favorite or funniest moment at Geneva?
My favorite moment from Geneva was after a debate tournament in Dallas last year. We had time to kill because we weren’t leaving until the next morning, so we did some team bonding by going to a gourmet ramen restaurant and then doing an escape room. We all had a great time and made memories that will stay with me for a long time.

What will you miss most when you leave Geneva?
I will miss the community the most. Geneva is truly unique in its tight-knit and supportive atmosphere, and I treasure the connections and friendships I’ve made with both my peers and my teachers. Such a community has had a huge impact on my life.

Who has influenced you most while at Geneva? How?
Former debate teacher Scott Milam influenced me vastly in the six years he taught me. He convinced me to try debate and taught me valuable life skills through it such as how to argue persuasively and consider all sides of an argument. My time in debate has caused me to grow so much as a person, and it’s because of him. He also inspired my intended career path because I enjoyed his class so much that I soon realized I wanted to be a lawyer.

What does being a Geneva student mean to you?
To me, being a Geneva student means you do everything to serve a higher purpose. The goal should be to emulate Christ by striving for excellence in all areas as well as showing his love to others in our community. Geneva students’ lives reflect their relationship with God.

How would you encourage a Geneva kindergartener to persevere in school?
I would tell them to take everything one step at a time. If they’re feeling overwhelmed, focusing on each task individually helps make school much more manageable.

What about Geneva do you hope never changes?
I hope the culture of Geneva never changes. The combination of the focus on God and academic excellence with all the fun activities is what makes the school so special. We’re motivated to work hard for God’s glory, but at the same time we have fun with events like Induction, football games, and Quidditch. It makes for a good balance and a healthy culture.