What is the most influential book you have read besides the Bible? Why?
The most influential book I read was Silence. We read this book in our Junior Worldview class, and it was so different from all the other books we read. After reading books such as Mere Christianity and the Universe Next Door, I felt as though I had already learned a lot about my faith. But reading Silence and seeing the incredible acts of evangelism and the horrifying martyrdoms made me take a step back and consider the depth and strength of my own faith.
What is your favorite or funniest moment at Geneva?
My favorite moment at Geneva has to be winning state in football my Junior year. After losing the state game by one point the previous year, it was a long, and hard-fought journey back to the finals, and such a blessing to be able to win the state title as a team.
What will you miss most when you leave Geneva?
Without a doubt I am going to miss the staff at Geneva the most. From administration to teachers to coaches, every single one of them wants what is best for you in school and in your relationship with Christ, and on top of this, they look to have a personal relationship and connection with each one of the students.
Who has influenced you most while at Geneva, How?
The person I was most influenced by at Geneva was Mr. Naiser. Although I only had him for sophomore chemistry, it was incredible to see a man so devoted to discipling his students (and instilling “childlike wonder” in them) while teaching them what they needed to know for his class. The way he was so authentic and open with his faith was truly inspiring.
What does being a Geneva student mean to you?
Being a Geneva student means being part of a family. It means you can be open and confident with your faith and challenge yourself academically. You have teachers that honestly care and a school that is preparing you to go out into the world and make a real difference.
How would you encourage a Geneva kindergartner to persevere?
I would encourage a kindergartener by telling them not to worry. Take it one day at a time and enjoy yourself! I promise that while it may get tough at sometimes it will never be impossible, and you will always have people around you to support you. Trust in God and in your school and appreciate all the little things.
What about Geneva do you hope never changes?
I hope Geneva never changes the blazers for dress days in Logic and Rhetoric school. Thinking back on all the 90 plus degree days I have worn that blazer, at this point it feels like a rite of passage and a necessity before you graduate. It’s a pain we all share.