Senior Spotlight

What is the most influential book you have read besides the Bible? Why?
The most influential book I have read is a tie between The Odyssey and Once and The Future King. The Odyssey prompted me to think about how different the Greek gods are from our God. The Greek gods are not in control and they are selfish, whereas our God is sovereign and abundantly loves his children. The Once and Future King explored leadership and the corruptness of power. It made me wrestle with “Might is Right” and “Right is Might.” I cried for an hour after finishing it because it was the first book I read with no happy ending, which was probably good for me.

What is your favorite or funniest moment at Geneva?
One of my favorite moments at Geneva was sitting backstage with Will and Sam on the tiny red velvet couch and laughing hysterically about really silly things because we were so tired. Another favorite was every time Mrs. Jones made me die laughing during our coaching sessions.

What will you miss most when you leave Geneva?
I am going to miss all the friends that I have made through Geneva, the relationships with the teachers and sitting on the boardwalk at lunchtime.

Who has influenced you most while at Geneva? How?
It’s a 4-way tie between Mr. Vis, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Arizpe, and Mrs. Jones, but specifically Mrs. Jones because she expanded my worldview and taught me the beauty of life.

What does being a Geneva student mean to you?
Being a Geneva student means you are willing to sit down with people who might think differently than you, and not just be able to tolerate a discussion, but enjoy it.

How would you encourage a Geneva kindergartner to persevere in school?
I would encourage a Geneva kindergartner to find close friends to lean on and don’t take grades too seriously.

What about Geneva do you hope never changes?
I hope the sunshine on the boardwalk, the round tables, four-hour rehearsals and the deep relationships that are formed on campus at Geneva never changes.