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Category: Diploma Programme

Lausanne Honors Top Of The Class At 2023 Cum Laude Society Induction

Congratulations to the 18 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 is determined by ranking students according to their cumulative grade point average (GPA), which must be a 4.0 or higher, and assessing standardized test scores. Students must have a history of taking honors and In... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, April 3, 2023

IB Business Management Students Take Virtual Tour Of Amazon

In correlation with their curriculum, IB Business Management students explored how computer science, engineering and Amazon's warehouse employees help ensure online purchases reach customers' doorsteps even during the holiday season, the retail giant's busiest time of year. Students had the opportunity to engage in an hour-long virtual tour of Amazon's Milwaukee and Chatanooga fulfillment centers. The behind-the-scenes experience included a combination of live streaming, vide... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, December 23, 2022

Juniors Learn Research Techniques In Class Trip

41 International Baccalaureate students from the Class of 2024 traveled from the Lausanne campus to the University of Memphis last week for a research session with the librarians at the Ned McWherter library.  During the day, students have an in-depth lesson on academic research skills and gain access to the University of Memphis Libraries system. They can access all the sources, databases and state-of-the-art information technology that the university provides to re... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Lausanne Seniors Earn Hispanic Scholar Award

Lausanne would like to congratulate seniors Martin Succar '21 and John Henry Campbell '21 for earning the Hispanic Scholar award from The College Board National Recognition Programs.  The educational program creates an avenue to college for students from underrepresented communities by granting them academic honors and connecting them with universities across the country. "When students gain accomplishments, we will always be the first in lin... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Jacqueline Lee '20- Senior Profile

"Through the IB learning experience, I have developed and mastered my own unique learning methods that work effectively for me in achieving my academic goals," Jacqueline Lee '20 shares. Throughout her fourteen years at Lausanne, the Heritage Club member has made meaningful connections that have helped her follow her many interests and succeed in them. "Looking forward into next year, I am especially excited about college life and the new learnings, experiences and opportu... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Zoe Hamblen '20- Senior Profile

As a multi-sport athlete, full IB Diploma Programme student, and member of various clubs, Zoe Hamblen '20 has enjoyed embracing the opportunities that come with being a Lynx.  Zoe plays Varsity Volleyball and Varsity Lacrosse, and when she's not on the field or court she can be found on the sideline cheering on other Lausanne teams with her classmates.  "I love the community at Lausanne," Zoe said.  "We always come together and support one another. You ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, May 4, 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

Carson Webb '20- Senior Profile

When Carson Webb '20 began his academic journey at Lausanne his freshman year, he immediately felt at home as a Lynx and has accomplished so much since becoming one.  "Lausanne has taught me to show up and do my best every day to make the most of my opportunity," Carson said. "On top of that, Lausanne has taught me how to work effectively with others, especially with others from all over the world with different views, religions, and backgrounds." Carson is a fu... Read More
at Monday, April 6, 2020

Lynx IB Scores Well Above Global Passing Rates for DP Exams

Lausanne's Class of 2019 had a close to perfect performance on the International Baccalaureate Exam, with more students receiving their diploma than ever before. While the national diploma pass rate is 67%, the Class of 2019 achieved an astonishing rate of 98%. With acceptance rates becoming increasingly competitive, colleges and universities look for students who choose a rigorous course of study in high school. IB Diploma candidates have greater rates of admiss... Read More

Former NASA flight controller Speaks to Upper Schoolers About His Work With Apollo Missions

Between exploring intellectual topics that prompt curiosity and the lively discussions that usually follow, there is never a dull moment in Ms. Brown's Theory of Knowledge (TOK) class. As a part of the IB Diploma Programme, Upper School students in TOK  have the opportunity to reflect on the nature of knowledge and how we know what we claim to know.  "In this class we explore several scenarios, demonstrations and activities that provide students insight involving their as... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Lausanne Juniors Visit Rhodes College

Lausanne juniors who are full Diploma Program students had the opportunity to spend the day on the Rhodes College campus. In a busy day filled with research related activities, students had the opportunity to tour the campus, learn how to use Rhodes’ online databases, search for library books, eat in the campus cafeteria and speak with the Rhodes college admissions. The visit was an effort to give students access to sources for their extended essays, while showing them a glimpse of na... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, November 29, 2018

CAS Helps Student Gain "Perspectives"

After performing in numerous shows at the Orpheum Theatre and Ballet Memphis, Anaum Showkat ‘20 decided she wanted to put her creative skills through a choreographer’s perspective. When Anaum accepted the position, she realized the creation aligned perfectly with the characteristics of CAS, the Creativity, Activity and Service project all juniors and seniors are required to complete. “In my classes at Lausanne, we discussed the topic of perspectives and ... Read More

Lausanne Seniors Donate Fleece Blankets to Cancer Patients

Two of Lausanne's rising seniors, Maggie Spence ’19 and Naiya Nolan Dillard ‘19, completed a tremendous act of kindness for cancer patients in the Memphis area by donating 25 fleece blankets to West Cancer Clinic-Midtown. Maggie and Naiya spent a semester researching the average number of incoming chemotherapy patients treated by the cancer clinic. The pair raised $1,200 to purchase 100 yards of fabric to create enough blankets to accommodate every patient. Their effor... Read More
at Wednesday, June 27, 2018