Lausanne News - March 2022
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Senior Profile: Seth Gibson '22

As Seth Gibson '22 enters the finale of his Lausanne experience, the Lynx senior's performance on and off campus will undoubtedly be remembered.  Since Freshman year, Seth has been a part of the club Lynx Live, and in his senior year, he was elected as President, which he says he was honored by and felt as if it was a true full-circle moment.  "I started as an intern for the club my freshman year, simply doing work behind the camera and observing how the upperclassm... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, March 31, 2022

Upper School Artists Head To Shelby Farms For Plein-Air Field Trip

For almost two decades, Upper School's Michelangelo Project-Atelier students and, more recently, our IB Visual Arts students have had the unique opportunity to attend a Plein-Air Sketching & Painting Field Trip. Following a two-year hiatus due to COVID, art students returned to Shelby Farms this week to create landscape sketches or paintings, working outdoors in the fresh air for a day.  The Upper School artists have been preparing for the field trip all ye... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Upper School Band And Choir Students Hit All The Right Notes At Music Competition

Over the weekend, Lausanne's Upper School Band and Choir students had the opportunity to showcase their musical talents during a quick trip to the Crescent City to compete in the 2022 New Orleans Heritage Festival by Worldstrides.  The Lynx performers walked away from the competition with three top-placed awards, which included Upper School Choir earning Gold, Upper School Band winning Silver and Wyatt Burnham '22 receiving an excellence in vocal performance distinctio... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, March 28, 2022

Senior Profile – Emma Gubin '22

From her first time stepping onto campus in Middle School to being a few months shy of graduation, Emma Gubin '22 has grown and flourished into a hardworking and accomplished student, lacrosse player and all-around Lynx, and she thanks the Lausanne community that surrounds her.  "Every single teacher, counselor, and coach at Lausanne has taught me various life lessons that I will carry forward into the rest of my life, making Lausanne unique," Emma Gubin '22 shared. &q... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, March 25, 2022

Middle School Students Study Global Economics During Class Exercise

Middle School students are preparing for Biz Town and learning about Medieval Europe at the same time this week with a class exercise. “The activity teaches students how Medieval Europe came out of the manorial system and back into the global economic trade system,” sixth-grade Individuals and Societies Teacher Kyle Lawrence said. As a part of the assignment, students had to walk around and purchase items in different places on the trade route, accruing enough materials to be su... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, March 24, 2022

Lynx Victorious at National History Day Competition

National History Day students at Lausanne took part in the West Tennessee Regional History Day competition in late February, with several of the students placing in the top three in their categories. National History Day (NHD) is a non-profit education organization based in College Park, Maryland. NHD offers year-long academic programs that engage over half a million middle- and high-school students around the world annually in conducting original research on historical topics of interest. S... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Third-Grade Students Host Annual Marketplace

This year's Third Grade Marketplace was a success, as Lausanne family members gathered outside Lower School last Friday for a shopping spree benefitting those affected by the Ukrainian war. The annual event is a part of the Primary Years Programme Finance unit, which focuses on function, responsibility, causation and exploring learning products and the market. As the students prepped for their big event, they collaborated and worked as a real business to brainstorm ideas for things they... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, March 22, 2022


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. To see more pictures from the ceremony, visit our our Facebook page here. NATIONAL SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica is an honor society for the students of Nort... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, March 21, 2022

PYP Unit Takes First-Graders On A Voyage To Mars

This year's Mars Home Expedition experience has been out of this world for our first-grade students!  As part of their PYP unit, "Where We Are In Place and Time," the annual class project includes engaging exercises that explore how we can create prototypes for future civilizations on Mars.  First-graders kicked off the unit with a field trip to the Sharpe Planetarium at Memphis Museum of Science and History to experience the wonders of constellations, plan... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, March 11, 2022

Second-Generation Holocaust Survivor Shares Life And Legacy With Upper School Class

Understanding the gravity of the Holocaust is a critical component of Heather Price's Facing History and Ourselves course, and her Upper School students gained a deeper understanding of the period recently when Dorothy Goldwin, a second-generation Holocaust survivor, stopped by to share her parent's life and legacy. Teary eyes filled the room as Mrs. Goldwin told the heartwrenching story of how her mother was only 12 years old when she and her family were forced into a Polish ghett... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, March 10, 2022

Senior Profile – Suhani Koka '22

"The community at Lausanne is unparalleled," Suhani Koka '22 shared. "Every teacher genuinely works to see each student succeed, and all of my teachers will do whatever it takes to help me. I've watched Mr. Kearl explain homework to students that he doesn't even teach because Lausanne teachers are passionate about seeing every student flourish. The college counselors work relentlessly to ensure that every student finds the school they match – I woke up one mor... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Ryan Thornton '08 Named 2022 Chair Of Ideas

Lausanne is honored to announce that Ryan Thornton '08 has been named this year's Chair of Ideas. With a resume boasting esteemed roles at Ketchum, Sony Music and Facebook, Ryan has spent his entire career in digital marketing and strategy, helping brands, talent and organizations tell resonating stories. In his current role as Head of Catalog Music for YouTube, the Lynx alumnus manages relationships between YouTube and the music industry's major and independent record labels. ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Senior Profile – Shranav Palakurthi '22

For Shranav Palakurthi '22, the world of technology has always been one of his biggest passions. Between exploring tech-driven courses, his role in Lausanne's VR Club and various extracurriculars, the Lynx senior has been able to take advantage of opportunities that allowed him to embrace and explore his interests fully.  "I believe in the philosophy that you should "show, don't tell, and as the president of the Lausanne VR Club, I want to apply that to the la... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, March 2, 2022