Lausanne News - May 2020
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Lausanne Honors The Class Of 2020 Heritage Club Members

During this year's graduation, Lausanne has the honor of celebrating 21 Heritage Club members from the Class of 2020. "For a student to gain membership in the special club, they must have attended Lausanne for a minimum of 12 years," Headmaster Stuart McCathie said. "The individual and collective accomplishments of a Lausanne graduating class are always very impressive, and membership in the Heritage Club is one such impressive accomplishment."  "The Herita... Read More
at Thursday, May 21, 2020

Peter Calkins '20- Senior Profile

Cross country has been a staple for Peter Calkins ‘20 throughout most of his Upper School experience. The Lausanne senior has competed in multiple races and won various awards, so when he stepped up to the starting line at regionals this past November, he was confident and ready to go.  Fast forward five thousand meters and 18:20 later, Peter crossed the finish line with the same self-assurance but with one less shoe on his foot.  Although losing a shoe during a r... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Lausanne Lower School Kicks Off Summer With Carpool Drive-Thru

If you stepped outside during the day at Lausanne on Monday and Tuesday near the carpool drive outside the Lower School, you could tell when it was the top of the hour.  Dance music, horns honking, bubbles in the air and the cheers of teachers and staff welcomed families in cars as they came to drop off their supplies on the last day of school.  Keeping a social distance and wearing masks, students and teachers greeted each other as parents drove up one at a time to say their good... Read More
at Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Upper School Students Reflect On And Share Their Music Experiences

At the end of each school year, Lausanne's music program usually hosts its annual Spring Concert, a highly anticipated performance put on by the students enrolled in the Middle and Upper School Band, Chorus and string ensembles. Although the students weren't able to perform in front of a packed house in EPAC this year, they were still given the opportunity to showcase their talents.  "Our students work together so well in so many ways to prepare and concer... Read More

Lindsey Baker '20- Senior Profile

Lindsey Baker ‘20 has been a Lynx since Junior Kindergarten. Now, as she prepares for graduation, she reflects on all her experiences over the past 14 years that have helped shape her into the person she is today.  “One of my favorite things about being a Lausanne student is being challenged,” Lindsey said. “I love the extent to which we are pushed to explore and dig beyond just the content needed to pass a test. The challenges presented in my classes and extracu... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Richard Crais '20 - Senior Profile

As a Lausanne student since Junior Kindergarten, Richard Crais '20 has spent most of his life as a Lynx and is grateful for his experience.  "Lausanne feels like a second home to me," Richard shared. "I'm glad I grew up there because the environment always felt comfortable thanks to every teacher, employee and friend." The comfort Richard felt on campus made it easy for him to get involved and pursue different hobbies. His extracurriculars over the years inc... Read More

Audrey Chatfield '20- Senior Profile

Audrey Chatfield '20 has been a Lynx since 5th grade, and her time at Lausanne is something she will always cherish.  “I love the traditions at Lausanne, such as the middle school house system, tapping the seal and senior traditions like senior breakfast and senior drive-through,” Audrey said. “Every student is so invested in keeping these long-standing traditions alive. It makes me really feel that we are a part of a special community.”  As a member of... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Sunday, May 17, 2020

Abi Martin '20- Senior Profile

According to senior Abi Martin '20, learning alongside emerging leaders is one of the things she will miss most about her time at Lausanne. It’s also what she will be looking forward to when she starts her college career this fall.  “I really hope I'll be able to find the same positive culture and learning environment going forward,” Abi said. “My favorite thing about Lausanne is the opportunities it provides for its student to further pursue specific int... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Saturday, May 16, 2020

Vilanna Wang '20- Senior Profile

The strong sense of community Vilanna Wang '20 has experienced at Lausanne is one of her favorite things about being a Lynx.  “It’s incredible how every student is able to find a home at Lausanne,” Vilanna said. “Throughout the years, we’ve welcomed so many new students with such diverse backgrounds, and Lausanne brings us together while embracing our differences.”  During her time at Lausanne, Vilanna spent a lot of time participating in e... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, May 15, 2020

Kelvin Borges '20- Senior Profile

For Kelvin Borges '20, Lausanne has always felt like a home away from home. “I love that Lausanne is so international and globally-minded especially because I was born in Belgium and lived there for 13 years,” said Kelvin. “When I moved to the U.S. and joined Lausanne, I felt comfortable right away.”  It’s this comfort and connection that led to life long relationships, ones that Kelvin holds close to his heart.  As for what Kelvin will mis... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, May 14, 2020

Upper School Awards and Honors Ceremony 2020

The 2020 Upper School Awards and Honors Ceremony celebrates students who have outstanding academic performance in their classes and across subjects.  You can watch the 2019/20 Upper School Awards ceremony here. This year's awardees are: Excellence in Advanced Art - Ryan Hof '22 Excellence in Advanced Photography HL - Zoey Matthews '22 Excellence in American History - Jyotika Maharaj '23 Excellence in&nb... Read More
at Thursday, May 14, 2020

Roberson's JK Class Treated To Unique End Of Year Book

For students in Junior Kindergarten Lindy Roberson's class, the end of the year is a fun and upbeat time that includes the annual end of year book. However, when looking at the books that she has used in the past, the traditional end of the year routines just did not suit the current situation.  "While brainstorming, I found a few other teachers creating templates for end of the year books that were a bit more relatable to our current situation," Roberson s... Read More
at Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Jeff Chai '20- Senior Profile

Jeff Chai '20 has always been proud to be a Lynx, evident by his perfect attendance all four years of high school, his academic and extracurricular achievements, and his love for the Lausanne community.  "I'm going to miss the people and the atmosphere that Lausanne provided because it always felt very welcoming," Jeff shared. "It always felt as if my instructors were more than just teachers but also friends and mentors." The comfortability Jeff felt i... Read More

The Class of 2020 College Matriculation

The 93 students of the Class of 2020 at Lausanne were accepted to 161 different colleges, matriculating to 68 different schools in 26 states. Although school was conducted in a virtual setting, Lausanne college advisors were still able to conduct individual meetings with each senior and their parents as the students were finalizing their decisions, weighing their options and dealing with an unusual end to their senior year. Counselors John Hawkins and Whitney Mo... Read More
at Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Christina Sigler '20- Senior Profile

As a student at Lausanne for the last 14 years, Christina Sigler '20 is thankful for her time as a Lynx that helped shape her into the person she is today. "One of my favorite things about Lausanne has always been the environment, specifically seeing how much people care about each other here," Christina shared. "I think in my total time as a student, I spent more time here than at my own house. I've slept here, spent 16+ hour days at school, I grew up here, and I'... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Lausanne Students Compete In Noetic Math Competition

Lausanne students in the second and third grades competed this year in the Noetic Math Competition. The Noetic Learning Math Contest is a semiannual problem-solving contest for elementary and middle school students. The goal of the competition is to encourage students' interest in math, to develop their problem-solving skills and to inspire them to excel in math. During the contest, students are given 45 minutes to solve 20 problems, with many of those problems d... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Monday, May 11, 2020