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Category: Senior Profile

Senior Profile – Kewe Chen '21

Senior Kewe Chen '21 has moved and joined new schools over seven times throughout her entire life. After starting her journey in the Upper School as a freshman, she made Lausanne her home and has flourished within the Lynx community over the past four years.  Lausanne's welcoming environment has allowed her to make meaningful relationships with teachers and amazing friends for life. From tutoring her fellow peers as a National Honor Society member to teaching third-graders... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Senior Profile – Martin Succar '21

"My favorite part of being a Lausanne student is the fact that I get to be part of an amazing community where I've always felt welcome."    A Lynx and Memphian since the Fourth Grade, Martín Succar '21 has embraced the strong community aspect of Lausanne, helping him call Memphis home, a city he now gives back to proudly.     The Senior currently works with the Mariposa Project, which helps asylum-seekers passing through Memphis. The senior... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Saturday, March 20, 2021

Senior Profile – Elizabeth Surbrook '21

Anyone who has ever met her can attest that kindness is a strong suit of Senior Elizabeth Surbrook ’21, and her intelligence matched with her drive to help humanity sends her above and beyond.    From volunteering at the Humane Society of Memphis and Lynx Serve, organizing a clothing and food donation for Memphis Union Mission, being the President of Lausanne’s Best Buddies Program and President of Big Lynx Little Lynx, Elizabeth spends a large amount of her time... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Senior Profile – Ayaka Kimura '21

Ever since Lausanne Senior Ayaka Kimura ’21 began her time as a Lynx in 9th grade, she has been one of the most selfless members of the Class of 2021. From helping her peers in Mathematics as Co-President of the Mathematics Club to volunteering in the Greater Memphis community, Ayaka ’21 truly embodies what it means to be a compassionate and determined Lynx. Throughout her time in Upper School, the senior discovered the joy of giving back to the community through her... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, March 12, 2021

Senior Profile – Carlin Sutter '21

Whether it is on the lacrosse field or in the classroom, Lausanne Senior Carlin Sutter '21 continually finds ways to help her fellow Lynx in her various extracurricular associations. Joining the Lausanne community in the 5th grade, Carlin has immersed herself in "The Lausanne Way," rooted in a global mindset prevalent throughout the student body. As one of the oldest members on campus this year, the senior has grown to love this Upper School aspect. Carlin says,... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Senior Profile – John Henry Campbell '21

Since  John Henry Campbell '21  came to Lausanne in ninth grade, his engaging and memorable Lausanne experience has made him feel like a "Lynx for Life" from the very beginning.  "Starting at Lausanne my freshman year I didn't know anyone and felt like a stranger to the Lausanne community," said John Henry. "After the second week, when we went on our freshman class trip, I was immediately met with an amazing community and friends." ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Senior Profile – Anjali Borschel '21

From the beginning of her journey at Lausanne freshman year, Anjali Borschel '21 has taken advantage of opportunities to contribute to the multitude of extracurricular communities she proudly participates in positively.  As President of the National Honor Society, Big Lynx Little Lynx and Vice President of the International Thespian Society Troupe, Anjali plays significant roles in the Lausanne community, literally and figuratively! Since her freshman year, Anjali has... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Senior Profile – Beren Rogers '21

Being a three-sport athlete who is business-oriented and focused on serving the Memphis community define some of the attributes Senior  Beren Rogers '21  holds .   As a Lynx his entire life, Beren had time to realize and pursue his talents and passions over the years. "Lausanne is the most diverse school in the Memphis area," said Beren. "I think that just being exposed to those that are different from you, especially at a young age, will... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, February 11, 2021

Senior Profile – Isabel Kagoo '21

With being a passionate advocate for youth involvement in the political sphere, Lausanne Senior Isabel Kagoo '21 pursues changing the field of politics as we know it. From her first day as a Lynx in second grade, Isabel has gravitated towards opportunities that allow her to use her voice and evoke change within her community. Throughout her time in Upper School, the senior has participated in many extracurricular activities that center around the idea of community engagement.... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, February 1, 2021

Senior Profile – Ali Devji '21

Ambassador, diversity and inclusion task force member and co-president of the Class of 2021. Ali Devji '21 has taken on many roles at Lausanne and has spent his time as a Lynx embracing his leadership skills.  At Lausanne, the International Baccalaureate has a strong focus on community engagement, and as a full IB student, Ali found this helpful in encouraging him towards his leadership roles. "I would encourage everyone to take the IB, as it has truly helped me... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, January 6, 2021

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... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Lindsey Baker '20- Senior Profile

Lindsey Baker ‘20 has been a Lynx since Junior Kindergarten. Now, as she prepares for graduation, she reflects on all her experiences over the past 14 years that have helped shape her into the person she is today.  “One of my favorite things about being a Lausanne student is being challenged,” Lindsey said. “I love the extent to which we are pushed to explore and dig beyond just the content needed to pass a test. The challenges presented in my classes and... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Richard Crais '20 - Senior Profile

As a Lausanne student since Junior Kindergarten, Richard Crais '20 has spent most of his life as a Lynx and is grateful for his experience.  "Lausanne feels like a second home to me," Richard shared. "I'm glad I grew up there because the environment always felt comfortable thanks to every teacher, employee and friend." The comfort Richard felt on campus made it easy for him to get involved and pursue different hobbies. His extracurriculars over the years... Read More

Audrey Chatfield '20- Senior Profile

Audrey Chatfield '20 has been a Lynx since 5th grade, and her time at Lausanne is something she will always cherish.  “I love the traditions at Lausanne, such as the middle school house system, tapping the seal and senior traditions like senior breakfast and senior drive-through,” Audrey said. “Every student is so invested in keeping these long-standing traditions alive. It makes me really feel that we are a part of a special community.”  As a member... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Sunday, May 17, 2020

Abi Martin '20- Senior Profile

According to senior Abi Martin '20, learning alongside emerging leaders is one of the things she will miss most about her time at Lausanne. It’s also what she will be looking forward to when she starts her college career this fall.  “I really hope I'll be able to find the same positive culture and learning environment going forward,” Abi said. “My favorite thing about Lausanne is the opportunities it provides for its student to further pursue specific... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Saturday, May 16, 2020

Vilanna Wang '20- Senior Profile

The strong sense of community Vilanna Wang '20 has experienced at Lausanne is one of her favorite things about being a Lynx.  “It’s incredible how every student is able to find a home at Lausanne,” Vilanna said. “Throughout the years, we’ve welcomed so many new students with such diverse backgrounds, and Lausanne brings us together while embracing our differences.”  During her time at Lausanne, Vilanna spent a lot of time participating... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, May 15, 2020