Lausanne News - April 2018
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Max Blen '18: Reporting Greatness

Lynx fans may not know the face of Max Blen ‘18, but they sure do know his voice behind the Lausanne Sports Network (LSN) broadcast. Blen began this sports network over a year ago when he realized that there are countless Lausanne fans around the globe that want to watch our state champs on their screen at home. “The thing I am undoubtedly most proud of at my time at Lausanne is my founding of the Lausanne Sports Network. I remember FaceTiming the second half of a Lausanne (blowo... Read More
at Friday, April 27, 2018

Lausanne Siblings Bring Home World Championship

Two Lausanne students have the title of world champions after winning the First Lego League (FLL) World Championship. Lausanne students, Shreya Palakurthi ’21 and Shranav Palakurthi ’22, along with team members Shivan Aarya and Tanya Prahalathan of White Station Middle School and Saanvi Kumar and Sachin Prahalathan of Campus School, won the Innovation Award at the championships held in Houston on April 17-21. The team, named Epicteam, along with their robot Epicbot defeated more... Read More
at Thursday, April 26, 2018

Composer In Residence Returns To Lausanne

For centuries, music has been an intricate part of operas, ballet and the theater. In keeping with that tradition, Lausanne's composer in residence, Garrett Hope, is returning to the music department to offer guidance to fifth and sixth-grade students as they composed original compositions as a part of their performing arts classes.  Hope is meeting with students through Skype conversations and will be on campus April 30-May 4.  Students in the class are adapting Aesop&#... Read More
at Tuesday, April 24, 2018

OMG You Guys! 10 Musical Theatre Awards Nominations For Lausanne

Looks like Elle and the girls of Delta Nu have something to celebrate. Lausanne Collegiate School's production of Legally Blonde was awarded 10 nominations on Monday as the Orpheum Theatre Group announced their annual High School Musical Theatre Awards nominations. Modeled after the Tony Awards, the awards recognize achievements in all areas of high school musical theatre in the Mid-South area and is a part of the Jimmy Awards, a national high school musical theatre awards pro... Read More
at Monday, April 23, 2018

Senior Awards for the Class of 2018

With the days of the Class of 2018 drawing to a close, we celebrated our Upper School Awards and Honors during Monday's convocation. Congratulations to all of our honorees! US: Fine Arts Excellence in Yearbook Judy Wieland     Excellence as Design Director Charles Lou      Excellence as Advertising Manager Georgia Gruen      Creative Achievement Award   Ceylan Me... Read More
at Monday, April 23, 2018

Sofia Poveda ‘18: Un Nuevo Comienzo

2,353 miles. The distance Sofia Poveda ‘18 traveled from Cali, Colombia to Memphis, Tennessee to start a new life in a new country. Un nuevo comienzo. A new beginning. “What brought me to Lausanne is that it is an international school,” Poveda said. “I wanted to feel comfortable being at a school that would accept my culture since I moved to America only one year before.” Some may remember Sofia during her freshman year as the shy girl who felt uncomfortable ... Read More
at Friday, April 20, 2018

Walking Out For Change

Recently, young people across the nation are rising up; using their voice to create the change they want to see. Today, our Upper School students joined the March For Our Lives movement as they walked out of classrooms this morning. Nineteen years ago, high school students in Columbine, Colorado, were massacred by a school shooting. Today the anniversary of this tragedy was marked by high schoolers walking out of their classrooms across the country at 10 a.m. Lausanne’s walk... Read More
at Friday, April 20, 2018

Lausanne Students Complete Hands On CPR Training

Moments matter. It is something that is not only true in life, but in saving one.  In case of a cardiac emergency, if someone at the scene is able to provide CPR to the victim promptly, the latter's chances of survival are significantly increased. Knowing that Marcia Mohundro's eighth-grade Health class put in hours of time and work to become CPR certified. With the certification, these Lausanne students can now provide assistance to someone who has suffered a heart ... Read More
at Thursday, April 19, 2018

Middle Schoolers Leave Classroom For Plant Audit

During Spring at Lausanne, the campus awakens from the brown of winter to transition to the many colors of spring.  It also gives teachers like Tom Brezina the chance to take class outdoors, where you’ll find his middle school class over the next few weeks. As a part of their Ecology unit, the seventh-grade class is completing an audit of all of the trees, plants and ground cover on the Lausanne campus.  The students began this process by ... Read More
at Wednesday, April 18, 2018

First Graders Host Food Truck Festival

The Lausanne Dining Hall is known for providing students, faculty and parents with amazing meals on a daily basis. April 13, however, found it home to about a dozen food trucks.  Food trucks in the dining hall? Yes, you heard right.  Lausanne first graders set up a Marketplace and Food Truck Festival in the alumni dining area to go along with what they had been learning. In the classroom, they had been studying how the system of economic exchange impacts communities. For the mar... Read More
at Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Nine Lynx Inducted Into Jr. Thespian Society

"All the world is a stage..." It is a line many people outside of theatre have heard.  For some, that stage becomes a place of refuge. A place to flourish. A stepping stone to achieving a dream. Some Lausanne Middle School students took another step towards that dream April 11 and were recognized by being inducted into the International Jr. Thespian Society.  The International Jr. Thespian Society is a middle school honor society that honors students that... Read More
at Thursday, April 12, 2018

Ethan Ferguson '18: Turning Dreams into a (Virtual) Reality

“Long story short, I am extremely proud that Lausanne has prepared me to have problems my peers at other schools might not normally have. I have unusual problems like: managing two concurrent cultural delegations at one time, keeping up with invoicing for my company, or being underdressed at a European presidential inauguration.  For example, I was recently informed that I will be entertaining a former international ambassador at our school.” Interesting words from senior Et... Read More
at Thursday, April 12, 2018

Lynx Win Honors at Tennessee History Day

On Saturday, April 7, our Lausanne students did us proud at Tennessee History Day. All of our student competitors qualified for state at West Tennessee Regional Competition at the University of Memphis February 24. Laney Surbrook ’18 presented her senior individual exhibit entitled “A History of Gay Compromises: Sexuality in Memphis, TN”. Sophomores Sultan Shah ’20 and Saad Khan ’20 earned 3rd placed in the senior group performance category for their histo... Read More
at Thursday, April 12, 2018

Lausanne Outstanding at Youth In Government Conference 2018

This past weekend, over 550 students from across the state of Tennessee participated in the Youth in Government conference in Nashville.  The conference is held in the Tennessee state capitol building, making it the only United States state high school student mock legislature that is allowed to sit in the same seats that their state senators and legislators take regularly to make state law. Students simulated the entire state governmental process - the state Supreme Court, a press... Read More
at Monday, April 9, 2018

Cum Laude Society 2018

Congratulations to the 17 juniors and seniors inducted into the Lausanne chapter of the Cum Laude Society. The criteria of what it takes to be a recipient are left to the discretion of the individual chapter. To be considered for Lausanne's chapter: The student must be in the top 10% of the junior class or the top 20% of the senior class in terms of academic excellence. This will be determined by ranking students according to their cumulative grade point average (GPA) and assessing s... Read More
at Monday, April 9, 2018

Noa Siskind ‘18: Making a Name for Herself

These past four years, senior Noa Siskind ‘18 discovered her own world at Lausanne. She decided to attend the school because her two sisters, Eden ‘14 and Lily ‘15, had a great experience before her. Noa’s first days at Lausanne, she felt she was just seen as Lily’s little sister, but was determined to make a name for herself. That was no problem for Noa and her outgoing personality she carries with her everywhere. One of the places her personality has shined a... Read More
at Friday, April 6, 2018