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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

Lausanne Students Hold Veteran's Day Ceremony To Honor Those Who Served

Lausanne students and veterans gathered in Elder Performing Arts Center to celebrate the annual Veteran's Day presentation.  Upper School's Chorus, Band, and Strings Ensembles played, honoring all those who served in the military, with speakers highlighting the sacrifices veterans have made for the country throughout the program. After our Upper School Choir and String Ensembles performed "In Flanders Fields," Dr. Rebecca Hodges, Lausanne's Social Studies Depart... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, November 11, 2022

Diwali Gives Lausanne Students Chance To Share Cultural Tradition

"Lighting Diyas for Diwali is part of my family's tradition," said Malaika Kumar '23. "At Lausanne, we're encouraged to share our cultures with each other, and I thought this would be a fun way to share mine."  Led by Malaika, Lausanne students celebrated Diwali on campus this week. Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is the most important holiday of the year in India. It's observed by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists.  One traditional way t... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith at Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Risha and Krishnav Manga Earn United Nations Honors

Congratulations to Risha Manga ’23 and Krishnav Manga ’24 for earning National Service Awards from the United Nations Association. Risha earned an Ambassador Award for contributing over 130 service hours, reaching toward the UN’s Global Goal of Quality Education. Her brother Krishnav earned the honor, as well, adding another 107 hours to the cause. The pair did various projects, including leading a summer collection of school supplies and obtaining enough for over 50 chil... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Saturday, June 4, 2022

Chef Phillip Dewayne Prepped to Deliver Amazing Party Packs for Auction

This year’s auction features Party Packs provided by Park + Cherry, a black-owned restaurant located inside The Dixon Gallery and Gardens. Chef Phillip Dewayne, chef and owner of Park + Cherry, is also the founder of the Chef Phillip Dewayne Foundation, a nonprofit organization that creates healthy culinary programs to serve communities of color. Born and raised in Memphis, Chef Phillip trained under Executive Chef Andreas Kisler at the Peabody Hotel. While he’s traveled the worl... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, February 16, 2022

World Kindness Day at Lausanne

As students walked through the double doors of the Middle School hallway to start their day, they were welcomed with a gesture that left them smiling. Attached to the doors were sticky notes that offered kind reminders like,  "You are the person you want to be" and "Love yourself – be yourself." For World Kindness Day, Middle School students wrote encouraging messages on post-it notes and placed them throughout the hallways. “Anyone can post some kindne... Read More
at Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Veteran's Day Celebration at Lausanne

Students in EPAC applauded loudly when Mr. Eddie Spencer stood to be recognized as Lausanne honored Veteran’s on Thursday during a “We Remember” Veteran’s Day Presentation to mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.   Mr. Eddie Spencer, a veteran of World War 2 and friend of Lausanne, visits Lausanne every Tuesday to eat lunch with the administration and is applauded by the students each week upon entering the dining hall. Along with the WW2 veteran, were othe... Read More