Lausanne News - November 2018
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Lausanne Model UN Students Bring Home Multiple Awards From Conference

Our students consistently strive to be knowledgeable communicators, whether it be in the classroom or beyond the walls of Lausanne, and when given the opportunity to represent the school, our students always aim for the best. Lausanne Model UN club members recently tested their knowledge and debate skills in a battle against 25 different schools and 650 delegates during the South Eastern High School Model United Nations Conference. Model United Nations is a B club at Lausanne that travels t... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, November 30, 2018

Lausanne Juniors Visit Rhodes College

Lausanne juniors who are full Diploma Program students had the opportunity to spend the day on the Rhodes College campus. In a busy day filled with research related activities, students had the opportunity to tour the campus, learn how to use Rhodes’ online databases, search for library books, eat in the campus cafeteria and speak with the Rhodes college admissions. The visit was an effort to give students access to sources for their extended essays, while showing them a glimpse of na... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, November 29, 2018

Lausanne Gymnastics Open Their Season Strong

November has been an amazing month for Lausanne gymnastics.  The team kicked off their season November 3 in Hernando, Mississippi at the Xtreme Invitational.  The following gymnasts placed in the top three in their respective divisions: Reese Davis '26: 2nd place on beam Tahlia Hamze '27: 1st place on beam Zara Myers '30: 1st place on floor, vault, bars, beam, and all-around. Zara’s scores broke the Lausanne Gymnastics Team all-time individual records for ... Read More
at Wednesday, November 28, 2018

National Honor Society Inductions 2018

This morning, 40 Lausanne students were inducted into the National Honor Society in a ceremony in the Elder Performing Arts Center.  The Class of 2019 added Jordan Brown, Dishan Desai, Nadia Elroz, Robyn, Ziqi Guan, Alex Henry, Ethan Leggett, Jurique Maharaj, Naiya Nolan-Dillard, Kevin Ou, John Rack, Matthew Russell, Madeline Smith, Maggie Spence and Eliott Wright. Students inducted from the Class of 2020 are Dylan Andrews, Lindsey Baker, Marc Bonnot, Kelvin Borges, Jeff Chai, Drew Cul... Read More
at Monday, November 26, 2018

Eric Gray ‘19 Wins Third Mr. Football Title

For the third time in a row, Eric Gray ‘19 has won the title of Mr. Football, making him the first player in the history of the award to gain the title three times. Eric and the rest of Lynx football just finished an impressive run, winning 38 straight games, the longest winning streak in the history of Shelby County.  The Lynx also won the state championship in 2017 and 2016. Eric was selected to play in the All-American Bowl, was named 2017 Gatorade Tennessee Player o... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith at Sunday, November 25, 2018

Three Lausanne Students Attend Tennessee Governor's School

At Lausanne, we strive to provide opportunities for students to succeed and encourage students to pursue their goals. Through the support and help of Lausanne, three Upper School students were accepted into Tennessee Governor’s School. Anaum Showkat ’20 and Kevin Ou ’19 were accepted to the TN Governor’s School for the Arts. Andrew Tian ’19 was one out of 30 chosen for the Governor’s School for Emerging Technology and received the Top Scholar Award for the... Read More
at Saturday, November 24, 2018

Lausanne Hosts Grandparent's Day

A feeling of warmth spread across Lausanne's crowded campus as smiling students walked around with family members. During Grandparents Day, Lausanne grandparents and family members were invited to campus the day before Thanksgiving break to catch a glimpse of their Lausanne students’ daily learning experience. All divisions of the school participated in an event made for all different ages in the Lausanne community to connect and share what Lausanne offers. Family members had... Read More
at Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Lausanne Falls To CPA In State Semifinals

What began in August of 2016 against Germantown came to an end Friday night in Nashville as the Christ Presbyterian (CPA) Lions defeated Lausanne 21-14 to advance to the state championship game in Cookeville, TN. Lausanne fell behind early, trailing 14-0 before an Eric Gray '19 touchdown run cut the Lions lead to 7. CPA would strike first in the second half as well, extending the lead to 21-7. The Lynx scored again with just over two minutes left in the game on a Schyler Forest... Read More
at Saturday, November 17, 2018

Ideas Fill The Middle School Walls On Real World Scholars Work Day

On Thursday, Lausanne fifth graders broke up into groups and worked as teams as part of their Lynx4rEarth Real World Scholars entrepreneurship project work day.  Earlier this month, we told you how students saved their garbage for an entire day to sort and evaluate what could and could not be recycled.  They were then told Lynx4rEarth received $1,000 capital to create a product from trash that would otherwise end up in garbage and landfills. From there, they began brainst... Read More
at Friday, November 16, 2018

Justine Okerson '01 - 2019 Chair of Ideas

This year's Chair of Ideas, Dr. Justine Okerson '01, currently works as the Associate Director for Merit Scholarship Programs in the Office of Undergraduate Scholars and Fellows at Duke University in Durham, NC. She was born and raised in Memphis, where she attended Lausanne Collegiate School from Kindergarten through 12th Grade.  "One of the elements that I really think makes me who I am today is my experience at Lausanne," said Okerson.  Justine also teaches a ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, November 15, 2018

Park Rangers Visit First Graders

First graders squirmed in their seats, anxiously waiting for their turn to pet the baby turtle moving around to each student in the classroom. At Lausanne, teachers consistently create learning environments that allow students to experience what they are learning in the classroom in real-world situations. Because of this, first graders had the opportunity to meet members of the community that help protect and conserve the environment. During the Primary Years Programme unit “Sh... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Chemistry Class Takes Study Of Chemical Reactions Outdoors

HL Chemistry students studied replacement reactions, and the cold temperature was kept at bay by the large flames from the chemical reactions. Students studied how lithium, sodium and potassium metals reacted with water, then took the class outside. Upper School IB Chemistry and IB Physics Teacher Robert Shaner quizzed the students on what they had learned in class while he set up two experiments.  The first mimicked a grease fire. After melting candle wax using a t... Read More
at Monday, November 12, 2018

Veteran's Day Celebration at Lausanne

Students in EPAC applauded loudly when Mr. Eddie Spencer stood to be recognized as Lausanne honored Veteran’s on Thursday during a “We Remember” Veteran’s Day Presentation to mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.   Mr. Eddie Spencer, a veteran of World War 2 and friend of Lausanne, visits Lausanne every Tuesday to eat lunch with the administration and is applauded by the students each week upon entering the dining hall. Along with the WW2 veteran, were othe... Read More

Lynx Defeat ECS To Advance To State Semifinals

Thirty-eight in a row.  The Lausanne Lynx extended their record-breaking winning streak on Friday night at Lausanne with a 35-14 victory over Evangelical Christian School (ECS).  With the win, the Lynx(11-0) advance to the DII-AA semifinals and a matchup with Nashville's Christ Presbyterian Academy (CPA). Lausanne jumped out to a 20-0 lead behind two touchdowns from Eric Gray '19 and a quarterback sneak from Sky Forrest '19.  Gray finished the gam... Read More
at Saturday, November 10, 2018

Six Lynx Named Commended Scholars

Six Lausanne students from the Class of 2019 were named commended scholars by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. Students enter the competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) during their junior year. According to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, 3.5 million high school students take the PSAT each year. Of those, 5... Read More
at Friday, November 9, 2018

CAS Helps Student Gain "Perspectives"

After performing in numerous shows at the Orpheum Theatre and Ballet Memphis, Anaum Showkat ‘20 decided she wanted to put her creative skills through a choreographer’s perspective. When Anaum accepted the position, she realized the creation aligned perfectly with the characteristics of CAS, the Creativity, Activity and Service project all juniors and seniors are required to complete. “In my classes at Lausanne, we discussed the topic of perspectives and ... Read More