Lausanne News - January 2023
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Mamma Mia! Cast Member Spotlight

Lausanne thespians will present Mamma Mia! as this year's Upper School from March 2 – 6, 2023. Check out some of the cast member spotlights below and get tickets to show here.  Malaika Kumar '23 as "Donna"  What do you enjoy most about playing Donna?  Donna is a character that tells her emotions almost entirely through song, with songs that range from emotions of nostalgia to frustration to excitement. She is versatile in her emotions and musical style, and that is what ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, January 30, 2023

Geoff Calkins Shares Advice With Upper School

Geoff Calkins didn't start off planning to be a sports writer in Memphis. After growing up in Buffalo, New York, he graduated from Harvard and Harvard Law School and began practicing environmental law.  "I hated it," he shared with the Class of 2026 on Monday. "I went (to Harvard and took the job) for money and prestige. I would have been happier as a divorce lawyer in Memphis."  Calkins, whose three sons graduated from Lausanne, spoke to the 9th graders ab... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith at Friday, January 27, 2023

Upper School Thespians Host Annual One-Acts Festival

Charlotte Livingston ’24 co-directed a play for Lausanne’s One Acts festival, but she makes one thing clear: she has no plans of pursuing theater as a career. "I actually want to be a child psychologist," she shared while discussing the play she recently directed with Abby Trott ‘24. "As a new student last year theatre offered a great opportunity and fun way for me to make friends. I  met people in the grades below and above me that I could call my ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, January 26, 2023

Lausanne Students To Give Back To Community Through Pennies For A Purpose

When it came to working on a service project for the year, students in the LynxServe and Student Government Association (SGA) knew they wanted to do something special.  "Our process started with the idea of bridging the two groups together, as they both embody the Lausanne Way of developing leadership and service," Evan Lewellyn '23 said.  "We knew we wanted to do something that incorporated students from the whole campus," Dany Hamze '23... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Monday, January 23, 2023

Lausanne Hosts Day Of Hoops As Part Of Cam Payne MLK Classic

The Lausanne campus was home to a full day of basketball as the Lynx hosted their annual Cam Payne MLK Classic on Monday.  In its 10th Year, the event hosts some of the top teams in the area.   “We were honored to have a spectacular lineup with some of the top teams and prep players in the area squaring off,” said Marvis Davis, Lausanne’s head basketball coach and Associate Athletic Director of College Compliance and Leadership. “Honoring the lega... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Lynx Earn 30 Scholastic Art Awards

Congratulations to the 15 Lausanne artists that took home 30 awards at this year's Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, including 11 Gold Keys! Pictured above: "Sleeping Giant" by Dylan Steinfield '27. The Lynx had the highest number of Gold Keys awarded to any private school in the area and had the second-highest number of total awards in the group. Senior Jack Gerald led the way for Lausanne, winning a total of eight awards for his art, believed to be a new single-ye... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, January 12, 2023

Malaika Kumar '23 Earns Germantown Youth Excellence Award

Congrats to Malaika Kumar '23 for being selected as the December Youth Excellence Award recipient by the Germantown Education Committee. As a well-rounded individual and model IB student, Malaika earned the award for always taking on an academic challenge, displaying a tenacious work ethic, maturity, inquisitiveness and a positive, joyful attitude. Outside the classroom, Malika spends time developing her skills as a talented singer and songwriter, volunteering within the community, and p... Read More
at Thursday, January 12, 2023

LynxServe Leadership Amplifies Civic Engagement Across Campus

As the last few hours of sunlight neared on a Saturday afternoon, a group of Upper School students gathered in front of a trailer holding canoes to snap a quick picture evidencing the result of their hard work. It was the weekend before one of Wolf River Conservancy’s biggest paddling tours, First Paddle Saturday, and the Lynx students had just spent the day building trailers to help the non-profit prepare for the event. Spending their free time volunteering in the community is frequ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Middle School Students Collaborate To Create Pop Art

30 Lausanne Middle School students came together to create one unique piece of art that now hangs in the Upper Middle School stairwell.  Called Pop Art, the popsicle mosaic features individual squares from each student in the eighth-grade Advanced STEAM class. Each square was then put together to create one large collaborative piece.  Students worked on the project for two weeks before the art piece was hung in the Upper Middle School stairwell. Lighting adds to the art, with rota... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Friday, January 6, 2023

Students Come Together To Form Student Activity Council

On Wednesday, eight students in Middle School held their second meeting of the re-instated Student Advisory Council (SAC). Made up of a diverse group of two students from each grade level and headed by Middle School counselor Amanda Pearson, the group’s goal is to give the students a voice and better understand the current issues they are facing.  “Having a group like this allows us to help our students become problem solvers while also impacting the school culture for the ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, January 5, 2023

Lausanne Graduates Return To Campus For Annual Young Alumni Panel

Lausanne kicked off the new year by welcoming back seven alumni who spoke to our Upper School students during Lausanne's annual Young Alumni Panel today. The graduates, ranging from the classes of 2015-2022, shared the experiences that led them to choose their colleges, universities, graduate programs, internships and careers. The panel provided insight into how Lausanne prepared them for the future, what to expect when entering college and if they would have done anything differently ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, January 2, 2023