Lausanne News - February 2023
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Senior Profile: Hana Farooq '23

Senior Hana Farooq '23 is a full IB student who has been involved in lacrosse, cheerleading, and many other afterschool activities during her 13 years at Lausanne. She attributes her ability to balance academics and extracurriculars to Lausanne's rigorous academics. Hana not only contributed to the athletic program but the Student Government Association in leadership positions as well. She will remember all of the caring teachers that helped her through her years at Lausanne. Hana is deciding... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Fifth Graders Gain Deeper Understand Of Novel Through Walk To Water Simulation

When you think about water, do you think about walking? Those words are very much associated with Nya, a character from Linda Sue Park's A Long Walk To Water.  Under the leadership of 5th Grade teacher Cass Fernandez, students read Nya's story and simulated the long walk that she took every day.  "The book is called Long Walk to Water, and it is about two people whose stories are parallel and then intertwine at the end," Mrs. Fernandez shared. "First, a Sudanese refugee Salva's stor... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, February 23, 2023

Lausanne Lynx Athletics Recap (2/15-2/22)

March To State Continues The Lausanne basketball team capped off a run to the regional title on Saturday with a 64-47 win over First Assembly. Jamarcus Powell ’23 and Seth Grandberry ’23 shared co-MVP honors with Tre Davis ’24 and Jayden Bachelor’24 also being named to the All-Region team. The Lynx got to the finals with a 51-47 win over USJ and a 53-51 win over St. George’s. Next up for Lausanne is the state quarterfinals, where they will face the winner of Wedn... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Study Shows Benefits Of Mindfulness Programs In Schools

Recently, an article was published by Psychology Today about mindfulness in schools. It details how teens in the United States are struggling with mental health more than ever before. A survey from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted in 2021 found 44 percent of teens experienced feelings of sadness or hopelessness that prevented them from participating in normal activities. The pandemic was especially hard on youth. In comparison to 2019, emergency room vi... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Monday, February 20, 2023

Lausanne Continues March To State By Winning Region Title

The players felt it. The fans sensed it. And as senior Seth Grandberry got the steal and raced uncontested toward the basket, rose in the air and hammered down a dunk, it all came to a crescendo inside the Harding Academy gym.  Behind leading scorer Grandberry’s 27 points, the Lynx defeated First Assembly Christian School (FACS) 64-47 Saturday night in front of a packed gym,  Trailing by one after the first quarter, the Lynx would head into the half up three and extend that le... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Sunday, February 19, 2023

Lausanne Lynx Athletics Recap (2/8-2/15)

Playoffs Begin The basketball regular season came to a close last week and the Lynx began postseason play Monday night. The girls' season came to and end as they lost a tough game to Fayette Academy 51-34 in the regional quarterfinals. Tuesday night the boys defeated USJ 51-47 behind 30 points from Seth Grandberry ’23. With the win, the Lynx advance to the regional semifinals where they will take on St. George’s at Harding. That game is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Friday. Bring &lsqu... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Lower And Middle School Lynx Connect Through Handmade Candy Dispensers

First-grade students had the opportunity to connect with some of their older Lynx friends when a group of middle schoolers visited for an early Valentine's surprise.  This morning, eighth-Grade Advanced STEAM students stopped by with handmade candy dispensers they built in class. The middle schoolers shared how to access the candy in each design and passed them around so students could dispense pieces of candy.  While exchanging candy has become an annual event for Middle and Lower ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, February 13, 2023

Lausanne’s Seth Grandberry Named Mr. Basketball Finalist

On Thursday, Lausanne’s Seth Grandberry ’23 was named a finalist for the TSSAA Mr. Basketball award.  The Mr. and Miss Basketball Awards are presented to the top girls and boys in six classifications of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA). After high school head basketball coaches and media members nominate the finalists, a statewide committee of sportswriters select the winners based on performance during the 2022-2023 regular season. Academics and c... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, February 9, 2023

Lausanne Hosts Black History Month Celebration

Students across grade levels gathered in EPAC last week for celebrations that kicked off Black History Month at Lausanne. A program was held in the morning for Lower School and again in the afternoon for Middle and Upper School, and both included presentations from Upper School's Band, Choir, Strings, IB Dance and DEIB Student representatives.  The programs opened with remarks from Upper School student Kabir Syali '25, who shared the significance of the occasion and history behi... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, February 9, 2023

Middle School Robotics Tops Leaderboard At First Lego League Competition

On Saturday, our Middle School Robotics Blue and Gold Teams competed against 30 schools from West Tennessee for First Lego League's Superpowered Competition. The teams topped the leaderboard, winning first and second place.       Throughout the day, teams were judged in four areas of equal value: Robot Game, Core Values, Innovation Project and Robot Design. The theme for this year's competition was Superpowered, with an emphasis on ways we harness, store and use e... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Lausanne Lynx Athletics Recap (2/1-2/8)

Making News The Daily Memphian featured Langston Rogers '23 in an article about his decision to attend Harvard and how Lausanne helped him achieve that dream. Cam Payne '13 was named December's NBA Cares Community Assist Award recipient. Cameron spent the holiday season giving back! He went Christmas shopping with local Phoenix children, participated in Cam Payne’s 15 Families of Christmas and gave a  $10,000 donation to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospi... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Growing Minds: The Benefits Of PK3 Gardening

“Wow. Look at how much our radishes have grown,” Margaret Inglis ‘37 expressed as she waved over her classmates, who were taking turns watering the vegetables a couple of garden beds down. A group of Pre-Kindergarteners ran to her side, eager to investigate the colorful crop Margaret had just uprooted from the soil. The students took turns holding the vegetable, each admiring what had become of the seed they planted back in August and had been patiently cultivating ever sin... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, February 1, 2023