What is the most influential book you have read besides the Bible? Why?
The most influential book I have read besides the Bible is If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff. It taught me the inherent dangers of greed and the sense of entitlement so common in today’s youth.
What is your favorite or funniest moment at Geneva?
My funniest moment at Geneva was on my tour (before my admittance to Geneva) when Mr. Brown wrote “dumb” as the reason for tardiness on a student’s late pass.
What will you miss most when you leave Geneva?
When I leave Geneva I will most miss the Socratic discussions encouraged by the round tables placed in the classrooms, as well as the welcoming environment. Also, I will miss the abundant friendly sarcasm supplied by the faculty.
Who has influenced you most while at Geneva? How?
Mr. Southwick has influenced me most at Geneva. He helped shape the way I interpret literature and perceive others’ worldviews.
What does being a Geneva student mean to you?
Being a Geneva student has meant being at a place that has helped cultivate and build my Christian worldview. It has also prepared me mentally and academically for college.
How would you encourage a Geneva kindergartner to persevere in school?
I would encourage a Geneva kindergartner to persevere by telling them, “Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus.”(Hogwarts School Motto: Never Tickle a Sleeping Dragon)
What about Geneva do you hope never changes?
The thing that I hope never changes about Geneva is Mr. Brown…oh…never mind. Really, with all the construction and renovations Geneva has brought on, I hope the boardwalk stays. The outdoor aspects of campus bring a refreshing atmosphere to the learning environment that I haven’t seen at other schools.