What is the most influential book you have read besides the Bible? Why?
Definitely The Inferno. It was so interesting to think about different concepts of hell, and led to many meaningful discussions in the classroom which definitely changed my view on many subjects, and led to actual hours of contemplation.
What is your favorite or funniest moment at Geneva?
One time in Mr. Harrild’s study hall I checked my phone under the table for literally one second to see the time, and without knowing what I was doing, a few boys in the class started saying I was on my phone jokingly (I actually was though) causing Mr. Harrild to get up and come confiscate my phone….. I cried….
What will you miss most when you leave Geneva?
Having such a tight knit community, I could honestly walk up to anyone and be comfortable talking to them. Whether its a teacher or student, its so sweet having so many people who truly deeply care for you and only wish the best for you and your future.
Who has influenced you most while at Geneva? How?
Mr. Southwick. I have had so many meaningful discussions with him since sophomore year. its so refreshing to have a teacher who not only cares about the now, but your future. From our creative writing classes to boardwalk banter every conversation has left me fulfilled.
What does being a Geneva student mean to you?
Being a Geneva student to me means doing everything ultimately for the kingdom. It’s so easy to get caught up in the now, but at Geneva we are constantly reminded of doing everything for God’s Glory and not the worlds.
How would you encourage a Geneva kindergartener to persevere in school?
I would tell them to keep working hard. Pushing through will be rewarding.
What about Geneva do you hope never changes?
I hope Geneva never changes its expectation for us. Being held to a higher expectation has prepared me for more than just school. Even in workplaces it’s much easier to adapt when you already know the expectations of a high standard.