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Six-Year Old Lausanne Student Wins National Gymnastics Tournament

Zara Myers '30 is not taking the summer off.  The rising first grader captured first place in the all-around in her age group at the 2018 Xcel Championship Invitational, held in Sevierville, TN on June 30. The tournament, a USA Gymnastics sanctioned event, drew the best gymnasts from multiple states from each of the eight gymnastic regions from around the country. The gymnasts qualify for this nationwide event based on their regional tournament score or state tournament... Read More
at Thursday, July 5, 2018

Lausanne Group Takes Cultural Trip To China

On June 4th, 39 members of the Lausanne community flew to China for a 10-day cultural trip.  Organized by Yanhua (Jessie) Vann and Nancy Graham, the group consisted of Upper and Middle School students, teachers and parents.  The trip began with a long travel day. Nearly 24 hours of travel, to be exact. The group was rewarded upon arrival with the authentic Chinese food, dumplings, for dinner.  On the trip, the group visited a language-focused high school located a short... Read More
at Monday, July 2, 2018

Lausanne Seniors Donate Fleece Blankets to Cancer Patients

Two of Lausanne's rising seniors, Maggie Spence ’19 and Naiya Nolan Dillard ‘19, completed a tremendous act of kindness for cancer patients in the Memphis area by donating 25 fleece blankets to West Cancer Clinic-Midtown. Maggie and Naiya spent a semester researching the average number of incoming chemotherapy patients treated by the cancer clinic. The pair raised $1,200 to purchase 100 yards of fabric to create enough blankets to accommodate every patient. ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Lausanne Faculty Travels To Belize For Life Changing Collaborative Opportunity

Several Lausanne faculty took part in the Lausanne & Belize Collaboration this June, a life-changing experience for the co-workers. The members of the team had to submit a proposal for a workshop they would facilitate for local teachers while visiting the small Central American country. Robin Trusty, one of Lausanne's Middle School faculty that was selected to go on the trip, admits that she was not mentally prepared for the changes she was about to... Read More
at Monday, June 25, 2018

Lausanne Students Learn To "Speak Truth To Power"

Summertime at Lausanne does not mean a break from learning opportunities. At the beginning of break, twenty-six middle and upper school student leaders took a trip to Washington, D.C. to learn about the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Program "Speak Truth to Power."    Speak Truth To Power, a global initiative inspired by Kennedy's book, uses the experiences of courageous defenders from around the world to educate students and others about human rights... Read More
at Monday, June 25, 2018

Lausanne Middle School Program Spurs Book

Lausanne Middle School Head Greg Graber is celebrating the release of his new mindfulness book this week, a journey that has been over a decade in the making.  Graber’s initial foray into mindfulness was less than stellar.  “My wife dragged me to a class about a decade ago," Graber said. "This is before it was mainstream.  I thought it was weird, kind of fringe... I swore I would never go back.”    Shortly thereafter, Graber, an... Read More
at Monday, June 18, 2018

Lausanne Freshman Bring Home Honors At National History Day

Four Lausanne freshmen brought home Honorable Mention at the National History Day competition in Maryland.   Ali Devji '21, Jad Hamze '21, Dalia Chemaitilly '21 and Isabel Kagoo '21, with help from Kate Heim '21, received an Honorable Mention at the National History Day competition at the University of Maryland College Park on Tuesday, June 12.   They competed against over 110 other senior group... Read More
at Monday, June 18, 2018

Senior Walkthrough

As the school year comes to a close, a new journey begins for our seniors as they head off to college. During our annual senior walkthrough at the end of the school year, the class of 2018 had the opportunity to showcase the college they have chosen by walking through Lausanne wearing their colleges’ t-shirt while the rest of our students cheered them on. “We are so proud of the hard work and dedication our seniors put in during their time at Lausanne,” said Headmaster... Read More
at Friday, May 25, 2018

Lucas Davis ’18: Mr. Lausanne

Lucas Davis ’18 can be described as an innovator, a writer, a thespian, or just Mr. Lausanne. The senior was awarded the prestigious honor, Mr. Lausanne, which tells the world he is your ideal Lausanne student to look up to. Lucas, an International Baccalaureate (IB) Candidate, came to Lausanne hoping to find a community that will best fit him. “At Lausanne, we are all different, and that is incredibly important. I hope to have contributed to Lausanne's truly global... Read More
at Friday, May 25, 2018

Lausanne Makes History As Soccer Wins Back To Back State Championships

As Lausanne's Varsity Soccer team headed to overtime with the score tied, they knew the state championship was on the line. That's when nerves set in, right?  Only Lausanne (19-1-0) had been in this situation before. Almost a year ago to the date, the Lynx defeated St. George's in the 109th minute of a double-overtime thriller to win their first soccer state championship.  But this year it was Battle Ground Academy (13-5-2), a school only about 40 miles... Read More
at Friday, May 25, 2018

Lausanne Soccer Wins To Advance To State Championship Game

On paper, the teams looked evenly matched.  Lausanne came into the game with a 17-1 record. Boyd-Buchanan with an 18-1 record.  However, it was Lausanne that struck early and scored last en route to a 2-1 victory, earning a spot in their second straight state championship game.  Jordan Brown '19 found the back of the net first for Lausanne, scoring in the first five minutes of the match to give the Lynx the early momentum. The Bucaneers answered, however, and the... Read More
at Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Lynx 4R Earth gives back to the community

It was a big day for our 5 th graders! Not only did our Lynx 4R Earth spend time petting a furry friend named Sahara, but the team gave back to their community with a $1,200 donation to the Humane Society of Memphis. The funds were raised by the Chipouch pencil bag business the Class of 2025 started in September for their year-long Real World Scholars learning journey. The Chipouch is a pencil case made from recycled chip bags that the Lynx 4R Earth team designed, manufactured and sold... Read More
at Monday, May 21, 2018

Sarah Boxer ’18: Future Political Powerhouse

Senior Sarah Boxer ’18 reflects, “I am most proud of the relationships I have built with my peers, teachers, administrators, etc. over my five years at Lausanne. Incredible teachers have guided me throughout my academic and extracurricular experiences as well as pushing me towards learning something every day about the subjects I am passionate about.” If there is one student that will be a future Senator or work in the White House, Sarah Boxer should be the first name that... Read More
at Friday, May 18, 2018

Living Museum Brings Historical Figures To Life

On Wednesday, May 15, you could take a step back in time and visit a museum all without leaving the Lausanne campus.  Lausanne seventh graders held their annual Living Museum in the main gym at Lausanne. While walking through the exhibit, you could speak with political figures such as Donald Trump and Al Gore or to sports icons Lionel Messi and Lebron James. Steve Jobs, Walt Disney and Rosa Parks were also represented.  Students presented the projects by proving one side of... Read More
at Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Underclassmen Awards 2018

We honored some of our students at the 2018 Underclassmen Award and Honors ceremony for their outstanding academic performance this school year. “There has been a lot of success and many things to be proud of, and I want to thank you for all you have done this year,” said Headmaster Stuart McCathie. Keep up the good work, Lynx! Subject Excellence in Course Name Student Name     Yale Book Award... Read More
at Tuesday, May 15, 2018