Senior Spotlight

What is the most influential book you have read besides the Bible? Why?
The most influential book I have read throughout my time at Geneva has been A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. It contains such detailed imagery that you feel as if you yourself are a child growing up and facing the tough questions and temptations the real world has to offer. Such a witty and thought-provoking read!

What is your favorite or funniest moment at Geneva?
My favorite Geneva moments have been having meaningful conversations with my classmates at lunch or in Humanities classes Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior years. These have been the most impactful (and oftentimes, hilarious) conversations of my life and I will cherish them forever.

What will you miss most when you leave Geneva?
I will miss the closeness I have with the people I’ve known for as long as I can remember on the Geneva campus. My teachers and coaches have taught me more than just course materials and exercise techniques; they have shown me what it means to be a supportive and ambitious follower of Christ.

Who has influenced you most while at Geneva? How?
It is impossible to choose just one person at Geneva who has impacted my life. First, I would like to mention my basketball coaches. Coach Aamir has taught me to not give up when I feel anxious or defeated. Coach Adam has taught me to love and support others when they’re down. Next, teachers like Mr. Harrild taught me in Freshman humanities that learning can be fun, and that he cares about his students’ lives beyond the grades on their transcript. Mr. Johnson taught me the beauty in literature and poetry that I otherwise would not have seen. Mrs. Lester taught me what art is and encouraged me to pursue its creation throughout my life. Thank you to these people and many more!

What does being a Geneva student mean to you?
Being a Geneva student means to be an ambitious, hard worker, but not by your own strength. The difference between a true Geneva student and your average run-of-the-mill scholar is that a Geneva student has a peace and hope which only God can provide. It is this comfort that drives students to give their all as an athlete, scholar, and friend.

How would you encourage a Geneva kindergartner to persevere in school?
I would encourage a kindergartner to never shy away from the opportunities life provides for fear of the judgement of others. You can go so far and were created intentionally by your loving Father.

What about Geneva do you hope never changes?
I hope that Geneva never stops prioritizing people over politics. By this, I mean that the ambitious, caring Christ followers of Geneva are what make Geneva so valuable. I pray that Geneva’s focus never shifts to academics, sports, or optics and away from these amazing people, who have such an impact on the lives of students like me.