What is the most influential book you have read besides the Bible? Why?
The most influential book I have read is Silence by Shūsaku Endō, because it shows the importance of having a bold faith in God. The main character, Rodrigues, learned that God is never silent, and He is always there through every trial. He went through many difficulties, risking his faith, and that is what inspires me. I want to have a bold faith like him.
What is your favorite or funniest moment at Geneva?
My favorite moment at Geneva is when I started a girl band with Suzi, Alexis, and Claire. It was fun having Mr. Johnson teach us different instruments and how to play fun songs. We would rock out in the band room every Thursday after school, and I will never forget that.
What will you miss most when you leave Geneva?
I will miss the community at Geneva when I leave. Everyone is so welcoming here, and it is hard to find that at other schools. I will also really miss all the amazing teachers who have poured their life into us and guided us not only through school work, but through life. The teachers here are so special, and they have made such an impact in my life for the good.
Who has influenced you most while at Geneva? How?
Mr. Naiser has influenced me most at Geneva because he is a very close representation of how Jesus lived. He is so gracious and kind to everyone, and he cares about everyone and everything so deeply. He has taught me to have childlike wonder and to remain joyful no matter the circumstance.
What does being a Geneva student mean to you?
Being a Geneva student means being able to be a part of a community who loves Jesus and wants to be a light in the darkness. It means being able to have an education that is centered around Biblical teachings, and learning to incorporate those important lessons into my life. I am so blessed to have been a part of Geneva for the few years I have been able to.
How would you encourage a Geneva kindergartner to persevere in school?
I would tell them to not take for granted such an amazing school as you get older. It may be easy to lose sight of how much of a blessing it is to be at Geneva if you have been there for a while, so I would tell them it is so important to remain grateful for where you are.
What about Geneva do you hope never changes?
I hope the feeling of joy never changes. Being on campus at Geneva brings such a warm and joyful feeling. I know that Jesus is present at school, and His peace is all around. It gives me excitement to come to school every day.