Lausanne News - March 2021
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Sixth-Graders Launch Unique Online Newspaper For Students In Their Grade

Student expression is an essential part of the Lausanne experience, and a group of our sixth-graders has found a unique way to share their voices and creative abilities with fellow classmates. Elinor Barrett '27, Ruby Gsanger '27, Maya Clark '27, Rebeca Batalha '27 and Manuela Batalha '27 recently launched, The 6th Page, a student-led online newspaper featuring short stories, student interviews, a kindness corner, teacher features, trivia, animations and comic... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Senior Profile – Yuka Kimura '21

Diligent, Bright and friendly are just a few of the qualities senior Yuka Kimura '21 is known for at Lausanne. Ever since joining the Class of 2021 as a freshman, Yuka has pursued countless opportunities and made lifetime connections. While Yuka may not have been at Lausanne her entire life, she's grateful for the environment and the Lynx community she's loved the last four years.  "What we have at Lausanne is truly unique," said Yuka. "Although I came to La... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, March 30, 2021

After A Year Off, Lynx Baseball Off To Hot Start To Open Season

One of the surest signs of Spring is the sounds of baseball emanating from fields that have been dormant over the Winter. After a season suddenly cut short last year because of COVID-19, the Lausanne baseball team is once again taking the field at Gagliano Field, home of the Lynx. If there was any rust due to lack of games, it has not been apparent this year as the Lynx are undefeated on the young season. The varsity team is off to a 4-1 start and the junior varsity squad is currently 3-0.... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Monday, March 29, 2021

Senior Profile – Shreya Palakurthi '21

The world continually remains in need of bright students looking to pursue medicine, and based on the Upper School career of Shreya Palakurthi '21, this lynx will not fall short of the demand.     The Lynx Senior's resume boasts a plethora of activities related to the medical field, including her time participating in the Le Bonheur Summer VolunTEEN Program, volunteering for Church Health in Memphis, an internship with West Cancer Center, and a stint as a Medical Observ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Sunday, March 28, 2021

Environmental Outreach Club Honors World Water Day Through Pollution Prevention Cleanup

March 22 marked the annual observance of World Water Day, and to celebrate, Lausanne's Environmental Outreach Club participated in a Pollution Prevention Cleanup. The globally recognized day highlights the importance of our freshwater resources – our rivers, streams, lakes, wetlands and aquifers. To prevent the trash from washing into the Wolf River and its tributaries as water pollution, the Upper School club cleaned up along the Wolf River Greenway.     "The... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, March 26, 2021

IB Physics Hosts Annual Mousetrap Car Competition

IB Physics students had the opportunity to participate in one of Upper Schools favorite class traditions this week with the 2021 Mousetrap Car Competition. The annual challenge tests the students' ability to design a long-distance or race car powered by the stored energy in the spring of a mousetrap for the motor.  The idea is to attach a string to the mousetrap and axle. By winding the string around the axle, the mouse trap's spring stretches to store elastic potential energy... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, March 25, 2021

Academic Honor Societies Induction 2021

Congratulations to all of the new members of the Spanish Honor Society, French Honor Society, National Chinese Honor Society, Quill and Scroll, National Art Honor Society, National English Honor Society, Rho Kappa Society, Science National Honor Society, Sigma Society and Modern Music Masters Society. Pictures from the events can be found on our Facebook page here. NATIONAL SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica is an honor society for the students of North A... Read More
at Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Senior Profile – Kewe Chen '21

Senior Kewe Chen '21 has moved and joined new schools over seven times throughout her entire life. After starting her journey in the Upper School as a freshman, she made Lausanne her home and has flourished within the Lynx community over the past four years.  Lausanne's welcoming environment has allowed her to make meaningful relationships with teachers and amazing friends for life. From tutoring her fellow peers as a National Honor Society member to teaching third-graders at ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Senior Profile – Martin Succar '21

"My favorite part of being a Lausanne student is the fact that I get to be part of an amazing community where I've always felt welcome."    A Lynx and Memphian since the Fourth Grade, Martín Succar '21 has embraced the strong community aspect of Lausanne, helping him call Memphis home, a city he now gives back to proudly.     The Senior currently works with the Mariposa Project, which helps asylum-seekers passing through Memphis. The senior helps... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Saturday, March 20, 2021

Writing Skills Earn Lausanne Students Multiple Awards At Wordsmith Competition

Lausanne Middle and Upper Schoolers showcased the power of the written word recently when they competed in the 2021 Wordsmith Writing Olympics. The annual contest, hosted by the University of Memphis and held virtually this year, allows students to challenge their extensive writing skills through a series of competitive events.  "The virtual Wordsmith Writing contests were so unique in their presentation this year but Lausanne students still demonstrated their amazing creativity,&... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, March 19, 2021

Standing in Solidarity with the Asian Community

The Lausanne community is horrified by the events in Atlanta earlier this week. The shooting of multiple Asian American women on Tuesday is the most prominent example of the rising level of violence and discrimination directed against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. As a community committed to empowering students to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect, we stand in solidarity wit... Read More
at Thursday, March 18, 2021

Musically Talented Upper School Students Hosts Concert Series For Alzheimer Patients

With Annabella Tian '22 leading the initiative, a group of Lausanne's Upper School students will use their musical talents to serve others.  The group, who call themselves Creativiteens, will host a virtual concert series for Alzheimer patients throughout March, April and May. The volunteer efforts assist in helping those with Alzheimer's engage with the music while providing visual and performance artists with an opportunity to get involved and share their skills with&... Read More
at Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Senior Profile – Elizabeth Surbrook '21

Anyone who has ever met her can attest that kindness is a strong suit of Senior Elizabeth Surbrook ’21, and her intelligence matched with her drive to help humanity sends her above and beyond.    From volunteering at the Humane Society of Memphis and Lynx Serve, organizing a clothing and food donation for Memphis Union Mission, being the President of Lausanne’s Best Buddies Program and President of Big Lynx Little Lynx, Elizabeth spends a large amount of her time parti... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Lynx Take Home Multiple Awards at National History Day

Our Lynx had a tremendous showing at the regionals for the National History Day Competition. Middle and Upper School teams earned various awards and advanced to the State Competition being held online in April.  The competition allows students to showcase their creativity and research skills by developing projects with historical themes. Middle and Upper School students created projects based on this year's theme, "Communication in History: The Key to Understanding."... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, March 15, 2021

Senior Profile – Ayaka Kimura '21

Ever since Lausanne Senior Ayaka Kimura ’21 began her time as a Lynx in 9th grade, she has been one of the most selfless members of the Class of 2021. From helping her peers in Mathematics as Co-President of the Mathematics Club to volunteering in the Greater Memphis community, Ayaka ’21 truly embodies what it means to be a compassionate and determined Lynx. Throughout her time in Upper School, the senior discovered the joy of giving back to the community through her musical g... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, March 12, 2021

Middle School Students Create Connections In Dear Evan Hansen Workshop

Friday afternoon in the Elder Performing Arts Center (EPAC), Lausanne eighth-graders gathered as part of a workshop that combined both social and emotional learning (SEL) and the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen. The project is a result of a partnership between Dear Evan Hansen and Microsoft titled Creating Connections with Dear Evan Hansen. It is a program that educates and empowers teens to build more meaningful connections in their everyday lives. Dea... Read More
at Monday, March 8, 2021