What is the most influential book you have read besides the Bible? Why?
The most influential book I’ve read has probably been either “The Plague” or “The Consolation of Philosophy” in both of these book I learned how to think differently and observe other perspectives. In the Consolation of Philosophy I noticed how your mind can change and how you have to reason with yourself sometimes you’re first idea or thought may not always be the one you stuck with. In “The Plague” it was the same idea but it involved a community rather than just yourself. I also felt moved by it because we had recently lived through a very similar time and even though it had been a long time since the book was written a lot of the conversations, fears and problems were ones we experienced.
What is your favorite or funniest moment at Geneva?
My favorite memory would have to be the mini cults we had in Mr Harrild’s room freshman year. We would pull our hoods over our heads and George would usually end up laying on the table while we chanted words we thought mr H said funny almost every time he left the room.
What will you miss most when you leave Geneva?
I’ll miss seeing the people that I grew up with everyday.
Who has influenced you most while at Geneva? How?
Mrs Clifford. She was my 3rd grade teacher and Devo teacher in middle school. Even though she’s not at Geneva anymore I still think about the things she taught me and I aspire to be like her. She’s so kind and always seems to know what she’s doing.
What does being a Geneva student mean to you?
Being a Geneva student to means always striving to build a stronger personal relationship with God. Dr. Covington taught me to look at others perspectives and worldviews because I’m even if you think you don’t agree with them you may find some truth in what they say and you will grow a better understanding of the world around you and what you believe.
How would you encourage a Geneva kindergartner to persevere in school?
Hard work pays off but don’t over exerted yourself. Try new things and figure out what you like. Being a well rounded person will help you to adapt to new situations and give you the right amount of grit you need to get through.
What about Geneva do you hope never changes?
I hope the fun traditions we all bond over never change. Houses, Love Thy Neighbor, DC, Cotillion etc.