What is the most influential book you have read besides the Bible? Why?
I really enjoyed reading Dante’s Inferno with Mr. Poole. He went through it with the class in a very effective way that helped everyone understand the sometimes confusing and difficult writing. The story itself was really well written and my favorite narrative book because of the way it was written and how personal it felt. It was also very interesting to get a vivid picture of the different levels of hell and really gave a deeper perspective.
What is your favorite or funniest moment at Geneva?
My favorite moment at Geneva was my 8th grade quarter-final soccer game against SACS. Everyone was pushing their hardest, it was the best team I have been a part of and it was 0-0 the whole game. We went into two overtimes and had to determine the winner by way of PK’s. I was keeper, and I blocked every shot and we won the game.
What will you miss most when you leave Geneva?
I will miss the community and the relationships with the teachers. Geneva is small, and it allows for close and easy relationships with not only the students but also the teachers. The teachers are so encouraging and love guiding the students to be better in every way, not just in the subject but try to connect with everyone on a deeper way. It shows how special Geneva’s community and environment really is and being the biggest reason it stands out from other schools.
Who has influenced you most while at Geneva? How?
Mr. Hurt influenced me the most as my theatre and speech teacher from 8th grade till 10th grade. He was the most outspoken and relational teacher I have had. He taught me how to be a better actor, man, friend, student and leader and set a very good example for each.
What does being a Geneva student mean to you?
Being a Geneva student means to me that high expectations are expected in the classroom and in sports, with a Christ-like motivation behind it all to strive to grow the mind and community through a classical Christian view.
How would you encourage a Geneva kindergartner to persevere in school?
Enjoy the smaller environment Geneva offers because it encourages community and unity. Appreciate the high expectations expected because it pushes you to be greater and just enjoy getting to go to a school like Geneva because it is very different from other schools with its inviting culture and community.
What about Geneva do you hope never changes?
I hope the way Rhetoric School’s different environment of the houses never changes. Before I got to high school, that was the thing I was the most excited for. It is so special to see it bring together different groups of people at games, outings, induction day and assemblies.