What is the most influential book you have read besides the Bible? Why?
My favorite book I have read at Geneva would have to be Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman. It was published in 1985 and I find it fascinating to see how the ideas presented are becoming more and more relevant as time goes on.
What is your favorite or funniest moment at Geneva?
My most memorable memory from my time at Geneva would have to be when Mrs. Greenlees tripped over the hay bail on the baseball field. Sorry Mrs. Greenlees.
What will you miss most when you leave Geneva?
I think the thing I am going to miss the most will be the unanimous sense of community that is present everywhere you go on campus. The culture that Geneva has curated is so unique and will always hold a special place in my heart.
Who has influenced you most while at Geneva, How?
I would have to say Dodd Naiser has influenced me the most. Anyone looking at how he carries himself can see that he is a shining light for God and inspiration for all.
What does being a Geneva student mean to you?
Being a Geneva student means that I can be proud of the fact that I know how to think for myself and evaluate an idea thoroughly before blatantly accepting it. I have been taught how to think logically and rationally, and it is something I will carry with me throughout my life.
How would you encourage a Geneva kindergartner to persevere?
My advice to a kindergartner is to not get stuck in the popular idea that “school should be outright dreaded or disliked”. Have fun in school, learning should be interesting and regarded as a gift, not a requirement. Your level of enjoyment from school is a direct mirror of the mindset you hold regarding it.
What about Geneva do you hope never changes?
One thing I hope never changes at Geneva is the student teacher relationships. It is so special to have every single teacher know you and care about you.