Lausanne News - February 2018
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Lynx Continue Sustainable Schools Challenge

As part of Lausanne’s re-certification process for the Sustainable Schools Challenge (SSC), eighth grade science conducted an indoor air quality audit with the guidance of Jenna Richardson from CleanMemphis, Dr. Chunrong Jia, an associate professor at the University of Memphis School of Public Health and Lausanne science teacher Mrs. Brooke Hoffman this month.   To begin this audit, Ms. Richardson and Dr. Jia spoke with the eighth grade students, educating them on the various... Read More
Posted by Carrie Robinson at Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Lynx Set To Defend State Title

It was a game worth waiting for, even if it meant waiting a little longer than expected.   There was a delay because of referee issues, which meant the 4 p.m. tip-off happened a little closer to 6 p.m. But once our defending state champion Lynx were able to hit the court, the waiting paid off.   The Goodpasture Cougars, out of Madison, Tenn., jumped out to an early double-digit lead behind the shooting of senior Tripp McEachern, who&nbs... Read More
Posted by Carrie Robinson at Monday, February 26, 2018

Senior Gregory Brannick '18: Kicking Up Change

In his 13 years at Lausanne, senior Gregory Brannick ’18 found every opportunity to better himself. He took the advantage of his environment and ran with it, literally. Greg has been a member of the Lausanne varsity boys soccer team throughout his Upper School years. With Greg’s help at center forward and midfielder, the team won the school’s first ever state championship in boys soccer. “It was surreal. We went from being kind of a joke to state champions,” Gr... Read More
Posted by Carrie Robinson at Friday, February 23, 2018

Senior Jonathan Kagoo '18: Innovator

267-245. To some, those are just random numbers, but to senior Jonathan Kagoo '18, this is a score that represents four years of countless hours spent after school, sleepless nights and pure determination. The difference is only twelve points, but those twelve points earned Kagoo and the Lausanne robotics team the school’s first-ever robotics state championship. Jonathan has been the team’s driver all four years and hopes to either work for NASA or Space-X to build exoplanet... Read More
Posted by Carrie Robinson at Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Lausanne Musicians Shine at All-West

On February 8-10, selected Lausanne instrumental winds, percussion, and string students participated in the Tennessee Music Educators Association West Tennessee Honors Music Festival. Our music students have a long standing participation in All-West. They auditioned with requirements of a prepared piece, scales, and sight reading, respectively to qualify, taking a tremendous amount of dedication, focus, discipline, skill and musicianship.  Students who placed ... Read More
Posted by Carrie Robinson at Thursday, February 15, 2018

Legally Blonde The Musical: February 22-25

The Upper School Theatre Department proudly presents Legally Blonde The Musical. Based on the hit movie, Legally Blonde is an invigorating gift of musical fun, wrapped up with a snappy pink bow!  Elle Woods is the southern California co-ed cutie who is accustomed to getting what she wants. When her boyfriend, Warner, calls it off because she is not serious about her future, Elle turns her attention from fashion to the books and enrolls in Harvard Law School. Along the way, Elle proves t... Read More
Posted by Carrie Robinson at Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Lynx Robotics Wins State Championship!

It’s been four years since the Lausanne Robotics team began competitions, each year competing in a different challenge. Since September, Jonathan Kagoo ’18, Sam Hori ’18, Will Hamic ’18, Ethan Hamilton ’19, Woody Sharp ’19, Diego Alba ’21, Carter Trexler ’21 and Henry Tarkowski ’23 have been focused each day at practice after school on this year’s challenge, Relic Recovery. The fast paced game had the robots place blocks in stacks, ... Read More
Posted by Carrie Robinson at Monday, February 12, 2018

Senior Lucy Callicott '18: "I Found The World"

During football spirit days this fall, senior Lucy Callicott '18 paraded through the halls dressed as a "Mississippi Queen." She joked with her fellow students about her small town Mississippi roots, while wearing a bold 80s prom dress, tiara and the brightest shade of red lipstick known to man. Though Lucy often jests about being from Senatobia, Miss., the reality of her upbringing is much more impressive than she lets on. Lucy's father, Alan, has been mayor of S... Read More
Posted by Carrie Robinson at Friday, February 9, 2018

Spring Signing Day

Six members of the Lausanne state championship football team signed scholarships today, February 7 on National Signing Day to further their academic and football careers at the college level. A signing ceremony took place at Lausanne this afternoon to celebrate these student-athletes.  The Lausanne signees are: Josh Crawford- OL/DL -Prairie View A&M University Jalen Edwards- OL- Culver Stockton College Corteze Love- DE- University of Memphis Nyle Love- LB- University of Memphi... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith at Wednesday, February 7, 2018

On Your Mark, Get Set, Swim!

Lausanne sister and brother duo Anne ‘21 and John ‘19 Rack will compete this coming weekend in the 2018 Tennessee Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (TISCA) State High School Swimming and Diving Championship. The meet will take place on Friday and Saturday at the Allan Jones Aquatic Center at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.  This will be the third state meet for John who will compete in the 50 free and 100 free.  Anne will make her state debut as a fresh... Read More
Posted by Carrie Robinson at Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Guest Chef Cooks Up Ramen

Tully Dining Hall was honored to have a special guest chef on Friday, Elizabeth Fisher. Ms. Fisher is the Chef Manager for Sodexo at The Webb School of Knoxville and brought a signature dish of ramen to our specialty line. Our students were able to choose from a variety of options to make their own ramen bowl including broth, meat, vegetables and an assortment of toppings. Ms. Fisher grew up in India, moved to San Francisco when she was 18, and went to California Culinary Academy Le Cordon B... Read More
Posted by Carrie Robinson at Monday, February 5, 2018

Senior Ceylan Metin ‘18: A Focused Path

Most 17-year-old students aren’t quite sure what their future holds, let alone what plans they have for the upcoming weekend. Ceylan Metin ‘18 has been an exception to rules her entire life, and planning her future has been the same. The graduating senior, who is a member of the Heritage Club, having attended Lausanne for her entire academic career, has big plans for her post high school life. While she has been accepted into multiple university programs across the country, she ha... Read More
Posted by Carrie Robinson at Friday, February 2, 2018