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Cum Laude Society 2021

Congratulations to the 10 juniors and seniors inducted into the Lausanne chapter of the Cum Laude Society.  To be considered for Lausanne's chapter: The student must be in the top 10% of the junior class or the top 20% of the senior class in academic excellence. This will be determined by ranking students according to their cumulative grade point average (GPA) and assessing standardized test scores. Their GPA must be 4.0 or higher. Students must have a history of taking hon... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell

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

Three Middle School Students Earn Awards In National Math Competition

Three Lausanne students are celebrating high-level recognition after placing in the American Mathematics Competition. The Mathematical Association Of America's (MAA) American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) program is a national program that helps America’s educators identify talent and foster a love of mathematics.  "The AMC program positively impacts the analytical skills needed for future careers in an innovative society," MAA president Michael Dorf... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, January 7, 2021

Isabel Kagoo '21 Named Semifinalist For The 2021 Class Of The Coca-Cola Scholars Program

Lausanne student Isabel Kagoo '21 has been named a Semifinalist for the 2021 class of the Coca-Cola Scholars Program, moving to the next round of the selection process to become a Coca-Cola Scholar and receive a $20,000 college scholarship. "I am so grateful to be named as a semi-finalist for the Coca-Cola Scholars Program and to be moving on in the selection process," said Isabel. "It is an honor to be recognized out of over a hundred thousand applicants as a l... Read More
at Wednesday, December 9, 2020

National Honor Society 2020

2020's National Honor Society Ceremony honored 52 students with induction into the academic organization. The inductees were split into three separate groups to ensure social distancing could be maintained. You can watch an edited version of the ceremony below or on our vimeo site. Fifteen seniors were inducted on November 30: Jazmin Bolden, Brandon Bruckman, Darian Eslami, Hattie Greene, Keith Hoffmeister, Emilio Miguel Lachica, Brinnan Lawson, James Locke, Elle Nienhuis, Bri... Read More
at Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Fifth-Graders Take Science Class Outdoors For A Dance Party With Slime

To help spark an interest in science, Mrs. Bullard's fifth-grade class took the classroom outdoors for an afternoon experiment involving a speaker and Oobleck, a gooey slime they created from cornstarch and water. Students cranked up some music and took turns watching their Oobleck dance around the speaker as the soundwaves moved through the solution.  Named after the slime that falls from the sky in Dr. Seuss's Bartholomew And The Oobleck, students learned the solution a... Read More
at Tuesday, September 22, 2020

National Merit Scholarship Finalists 2021

Updated 2/10/21: Kewe Chen '21, Jad Hamze '21 and Ayaka Kimura '21 have advanced to become Finalist in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship competition. The three Lausanne seniors were among the 16,000 names announced as semifinalists back in September after earning high marks while taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) during their junior year.  Semifinalists must complete several requirements to advance to the fi... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith at Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Lynx Attend Tennessee Governor's School

Recently, some of our Upper School Lynx had the opportunity to participate in different Tennessee Governor's School programs.  This honor is available for rising 11th and 12th-grade students who are enrolled in Tennessee public and private high schools and nominated by a member of the school faculty. These academically demanding programs require high achieving students who rank at the top of their high school class in academic performance and their specific interest of s... Read More
at Tuesday, June 30, 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

Agnes Kovesdy '20 - Senior Profile

Agnes Kovesdy '20 joined Lausanne's middle school band in 5th grade, quickly showing a passion for music. She has performed the trumpet with Lausanne's orchestra in multiple Lausanne musical productions and is part of the Germantown Youth Symphony Orchestra. Her proficiency on both the trumpet and violin has earned her with All-West honors, and she's been named an inventory chair of the Modern Music Masters Honor Society. But her performance at Lausanne has been anything but ... Read More

William Lenz '20 - Senior Profile

For Lausanne senior William Lenz, a multi-sport athlete and business-savvy student with entrepreneurial aspirations, it's the relationships and exposure to different belief systems and backgrounds he will miss the most from his time at Lausanne High School. According to him, the intellectual curiosity sparked by both students and teachers alike will leave him looking back fondly on this unique period of his life for years to come. "I would have to say that one of my favorite memorie... Read More

Sophie Faughnan '20- Senior Profile

Whether it be hyping her fellow Lynx up during a game day pep-rally, leading the class of 2020 as class president or captivating audiences in EPAC with her electric stage presence, Sophie Faughnan '20 has made an impactful mark on Lausanne. As a theatre performer throughout high school, Sophie gives credit to the Lausanne Upper School Theatre program for helping shape her into the person she is today. "I couldn't speak on my time at Lausanne without expressing my adoration for ... Read More

Cum Laude Society 2020

Congratulations to the 11 juniors and seniors inducted into the Lausanne chapter of the Cum Laude Society.  To be considered for Lausanne's chapter: The student must be in the top 10% of the junior class or the top 20% of the senior class in terms of academic excellence. This will be determined by ranking students according to their cumulative grade point average (GPA) and assessing standardized test scores. Their GPA must be 4.0 or higher. Students must have a history of t... Read More
at Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Yagmur Onder '20 - Senior Profile

When Yagmur Onder '20 joined Lausanne in eighth grade, she immediately became one of the school's most active community members. Yagmur can be seen around Lausanne's campus, working as an Ambassador and as an NHS tutor, helping her classmates understand Physics. In addition to being a member of the Language and Culture Club, the senior is the Make-A-Wish Club President, helping grant three wishes. A student-athlete, Yagmur has been a member of Lausanne's Cross Country te... Read More

Academic Honor Society Inductions 2020

While we're unable to hold the ceremony celebrating these students, we can't wait to celebrate their accomplishments! 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. Students will still receive certificates, pins and ot... Read More

Lynx Teacher Launches Genius Hour For Students In Sixth Grade

Lausanne students are now in their second week of virtual learning. For some middle school students, the extra time that social distancing and quarantining provides has left them wanting more. With that in mind, sixth-grade individuals and societies teacher Kyle Lawrence had an idea. Why not start a "Genius Hour?" Genius Hour is a Google-inspired program that was developed by the creators of Google to allow their employees 20% of their workday to follow projects that they are ... Read More
at Monday, March 23, 2020