By Jacqueline Knox
Being a small private school, I feel like Geneva is almost always viewed as the underdog. I mean when I tell people that I was part of the state championship girls track team I feel inclined to say “But we are 4A in TAPPS,” as if we would not have done as well competing in UIL against the much larger public schools. However, this is actually not the case. Just because we are smaller does not make us less capable of achieving greatness or more prone to failure. Our small Geneva is able to dream big and accomplish those dreams.
Last year, the "Geneva Quarterly" had a major change in style. We went from color to black and white. We focused on typography and graphics instead of photography. We expanded our writing by trying to tackle more controversial issues. We did something out of the norm in order to be different. We wanted to stand out and that’s exactly what we did.
I am very proud to announce that the "Geneva Quarterly" is once again a recipient of the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s (CSPA) Crown Award. This is the second year for us to win the coveted award.
Now your probably thinking ‘Oh wow! Way to go GQ! That’s great!’ But I don’t know if you really understand how amazing this achievement actually is. The "Geneva Quarterly" was one of fifteen high school magazines in the entire nation chosen for this award out of more than 1000 schools. That is incredible. We weren’t just competing in TAPPS or even in the state of Texas, we entered our magazine to compete with all the other high school publications in the nation and were chosen to be in the top fifteen.
We will find out in March if we received a gold or silver crown, but just being nominated is winning, since we are guaranteed to win in either category. I am so incredibly proud to be part of this amazing team of 25 talented students. The entire staff is very excited for what this new year will bring. So get pumped because the award-winning "Geneva Quarterly" is back and better than ever.
Photo by Jacqueline Knox