By Ryleigh Wallace, Class of 2020
Yearbook Managing Editor & Geneva Gazette staff writer
“Third time’s a charm” says Coach Hollie Benjumea concerning the Lady Knight’s volleyball victory at the State Championship in Fort Myers on Thursday. While the team had travelled two years previously to the Championship only to come home with the title State-Runner Up, their hardwork and dedication has finally paid off; between their defensive plays, dedicated spirit, and supportive attitude, the team received a new title, State Champions, making Geneva School history.
Emmalise Dunnavan said, “[Throughout the game] Maggie d
I don’t know what comes to mind when you hear the word lifeboat. For me it’s mostly images generated in a Hollywood studio—capsized ships in raging seas, harrowing escapes from on-board fires, slow-motion disasters involving icebergs. I’ve only once been on a ship large enough to have a supply of lifeboats. It was a cruise ship. I recall being a little unnerved by the sight of all the boats attached to the ship. Of course, it wasn’t the boats themselves that had this effect upon me; I was quite glad to see that there was a means of escape if worse came to worst. Rather, as I looked down upon the water from the impossible height of t
Our God is a generous God. From life and breath to music and sunsets, he has given us gifts that sustain us and make life beautiful. James tells us, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above.” Our response to this gracious God and Father is to be people who give of ourselves out of our abundance, especially since we know how sweet it is to receive in abundance from our creator.
As The Geneva School prepares for Friday’s annual SALT Serveathon, we can see evidence of generosity from students, parents, and the local community. In less than two and a half weeks, students in all grades have raised almost $110,000 in donati
By Dr. Kevin Clark, Academic Dean
It happened two years ago as I gave a talk with this title while visiting an “East Asian” country (let the reader understand). I was there helping Christian school teachers learn more about Christian classical education. On one of the evenings, the church sponsoring my trip asked me to give a public lecture on the classical model of education. This would be easy enough, I thought. I had plenty of material to draw from. An allusion to Plato or Augustine here, a quote from Chesterton or Lewis there, and that would suffice. But there was something I had not anticipated. It came in the form of a
By Robert Ingram, Headmaster
We are the Geneva Knights. Let’s be the Geneva Knights Errant. Last spring I listened to the Audible recording for 12 hours of The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights, by Sir James Knowles. It was fascinating to realize how each of the legends began with the expectation and excitement that the knights would commit themselves to seasons, and even years, of seeking adventure wherever it may be found in service to the king and codes of heraldic chivalry. More often than not, adventures found them.
Over the summer I listened to the 11 book series of Horatio Hornblower and the adventures he encoun
By Grace Herzog (11)
“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis
We can probably all agree that changing schools in eleventh grade isn’t typically a wise move. But then again, we all know Geneva is not a typical school. Here we are, only a few weeks into the year, and thanks to you I couldn’t feel more like a Genevian. Seeing how each of you so beautifully pursues Christ’s call to welcome the stranger reveals God’s goodness throughout this school – the “far, far better things” that I had so hoped for. You, my classmates, have shown me I am valuable both in you
Dear Geneva community,
It is with immense gratitude that I write this. The generous sharing of your time, financial gifts, and talents over the last year provided exponential blessings for our students, teachers, staff, families, and our greater community.
We have much for which to be thankful. And we look forward with great anticipation to see how God will again use our community for His glory. Enjoy this short look-back video of the 2017-2018 school year.
Although this short video captures only a thin slice of the full expression of our school, it leaves me even more grateful to be part of The Geneva School community. Best wishes f
As our trip comes to a close, there is much to reflect on. The weather was near perfection, ranging from 50-72 degrees with no rain. We had great favor regarding the T (subway). Most of the time, as we were arriving to the platform, a train would pull right up! Every meal had a unique feel, from lobster rolls at the hostel to choosing a local ethnic experience.
Our students got very good at traveling on mass transit. We walked a sum of 32 miles, so our legs are strong (some a little sore), plus we could justify eating all the yummy food. Our kids get along…surprisingly well. Many relationships were deepened and horizons expan
Boston is an amazing place to explore Christianity through history and art. We began our third day with the Harvard Museum of Natural History where we found way more than just bones of creatures from long ago. This museum has one of a kind specimens (think deer the size of a bunny), a skeleton of a water dinosaur longer than seven of our students lying head to toe, cases and cases of glass replicas of plants created to help researchers study plant life, and much, much more. These exhibits prompted questions by our students (Mr. Clark was our guide through these muddy waters) about evolution theories and other important topics.
“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness cannot overcome it.”
Our day started at the Ford Theatre where President Abraham Lincoln had been assassinated. Both the students and chaperones were surprised by how much they enjoyed their time there. We had a highly knowledgeable and entertaining park ranger who treated us to retelling the story and aftermath of Lincoln’s death in a way that felt like a performance, highlighting the history, drama, and surprising details of how Lincoln’s death effected all those involved. The ranger finished by encouraging our students to be lights of their generation, shining i