What is the most influential book you have read besides the Bible? Why?
The most influential book I read at Geneva was Mere Christianity. This is the most influential because it opened my eyes to the reality of Christianity and made me think of why I believe what I believe.
What is your favorite or funniest moment at Geneva?
It is hard to pick just one, but overall, any soccer moment I have had has been my most favorite whether it was joking around at practice or being surrounded by people who support me. I remember my sophomore year, one of our games went into penalty kicks and it was pretty close. I ended up scoring the game winning pk, after which I ran to my team, and we all fell on top of each other in sheer joy.
What will you miss most when you leave Geneva?
I will miss my friends the most – not just the students but the teachers. I will miss the people who always seek to know what’s going on and who relentlessly pray for me in every situation.
Who has influenced you most while at Geneva? How?
I think Mrs. Davis has influenced me the most at Geneva. She never failed to make me feel loved and comfortable. I will always remember her kindness and compassion. When my mom had cancer, she would sit down with me and talk and comfort me because I wasn’t feeling the greatest that day. She always made time to listen to me, and I will forever remember to do the same to everyone I meet because everyone needs a teacher like Mrs. Davis.
What does being a Geneva student mean to you?
A Geneva student means being led by faith instead of fear and reaching out to those who are struggling. It means to always show kindness and to be compassionate to each other. It means to work hard no matter the circumstances, knowing that you have a ton of people right there supporting you.
How would you encourage a Geneva kindergartner to persevere in school?
I would say to not let the bad days overcome the good ones. Getting caught up in everything that goes wrong makes it hard to stay positive. You miss the great moments that Geneva gives.
What about Geneva do you hope never changes?
I hope the way the teachers are so involved never changes. I loved having someone always supporting me and wanting to have a better relationship and trying to help me be the best I can be to succeed.