What is the most influential book you have read besides the Bible? Why?
The most influential book I’ve read during my time at Geneva has definitely been The Hiding Place. The story of Corrie ten Boom and her family’s courage and resilience during War II has left a profound impact on my life. Reading about their unwavering faith and determination in the face of disaster has taught me the importance of standing strong in my own beliefs, even when times are tough. The book has also made me reflect on the privileges I often take for granted, reminding me to be grateful for the opportunities I have and to use them for good.
What is your favorite or funniest moment at Geneva?
Some of the absolute best times at Geneva were when we had home soccer games. We got to play our own awesome warm-up playlist that the team put together. During those warm-ups, it felt like we were all at a concert, singing and dancing together, having a blast. This little intimidation tactic for our opponents worked like a charm.
What will you miss most when you leave Geneva?
After spending several years in the same school, I will miss the familiar faces of my classmates and teachers that I see every day. It created a sense of belonging and comfort, making Geneva feel like a second home.
Who has influenced you most while at Geneva? How?
Mrs. Wheeler has influenced me most while at Geneva. She has been a true role model for me in my spiritual journey and has had full confidence in me since the day I stepped into her classroom. The way she loves people unconditionally has set the tone for the way I want to live my life.
What does being a Geneva student mean to you?
To me, being a student at Geneva means being embraced by a tight-knit community, just like a big, supportive family. Here, we motivate one another to strive for our own best, while also holding each other accountable as we journey through life together.
How would you encourage a Geneva kindergartner to persevere in school?
I would tell them that it is always okay to ask for help! Your teachers are there to help you succeed, so don’t hesitate to go to them for anything. And most importantly, cherish every single moment you have in school – they’re super special!
What about Geneva do you hope never changes?
I hope that the tradition of having group discussions around the Harkness table never changes. Those discussions have brought some of the most engaging conversations I’ve experienced at school, and I genuinely hope they continue for many years ahead!