What is the most influential book you have read besides the Bible? Why?
The most influential book I have read at Geneva is Amusing Ourselves to Death. The book was written to show how our society is changing to have entertainment as the format of everything. Entertainment from TV shows, church, even to national debates for one of the most powerful jobs on the Earth. This book helped me recognize and observe how new ways, ideas and concepts are expressed and how old ones disappear.
What is your favorite or funniest moment at Geneva?
One of my favorite moments at Geneva is home football games. I love seeing the whole Geneva community come out to support the team no matter the conditions or the score. It fills you with passion to push yourself and to play harder whenever you hear their cheering.
What will you miss most when you leave Geneva?
The thing I will miss most about Geneva is the community. This community has done so much for me and my family. I will also miss the relationships I have had with the teachers and my fellow students as I continued to grow into a young Christian man.
Who has influenced you most while at Geneva? How?
Mr. Arizpe has influenced me the most at Geneva. I have seen how Mr. Arizpe tackles each day as well as his attitude when things get hard. He helps me always keep a smile on my face and a joke in my pocket no matter the time, place or setting. Lastly, he has showed me how to have a close relationship with God.
What does being a Geneva student mean to you?
Being a Geneva student means I strive to be a leader. Not one that leads the football team to a State Championship or the class president, but the type of leader who recognizes that I have the potential to impact someone’s life for the better. I strive to lead this way every day.
How would you encourage a Geneva kindergartner to persevere in school?
I would encourage them to keep their head up high no matter the situation and to be willing to see the good in everything. I would encourage young students at Geneva to be willing to trust others and live out the hard truth not the hard lie.
What about Geneva do you hope never changes?
I hope Geneva stays a small school. At Geneva we have a little over 200 kids in high school alone, which means you get to meet people in grades below and above and start to make deep friendships. Getting to know others in different grades is a huge reason why I loved coming to Geneva. I enjoy knowing a lot of people, no matter the grade, as friends and the bond I have with people here I would never have if I went to a public school.