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Senior Profile: Micah Cross '22

For Micah Cross '22, transferring to Lausanne in 10th grade was something that changed her life.    "I've become a more outgoing and academically successful person," Micah said. "I believe Lausanne has improved all aspects of my life - academics, community, and service."   According to Micah, she was quiet and reserved when she first arrived at Lausanne as a sophomore. She turned to theatre as a way to come out of her shell.    "I had ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Senior Profile – Bella Leggett '22

For Bella Leggett '22, being a multi-sport athlete played a significant role in shaping her Lausanne experience. During her time in Upper School, Bella gained invaluable experiences while assisting in multiple Lynx victories as a member of Varsity Basketball, swimming, cross-country, volleyball and leading the lacrosse team as captain.  "My greatest contribution to Lausanne has been my athletic presence in various sports throughout my highschool career," Bella said. "... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Senior Profile – Marcus Cohn '22

Through the support of his teachers, Lausanne senior Marcus Cohn '22 believes he gained the confidence to engage in many challenges and bring a unique presence to his classrooms. "I believe that my teachers have always been very supportive of me throughout Upper School, and that is part of what makes Lausanne special to me," Marcus Cohn '22 shared. "I think I bring a presence to the classroom that is lively and engaged as well as productive." Being a productive... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, May 2, 2022

Senior Profile – Analise Murphy '22

"Lausanne has helped me in more ways than I can count, but the most significant was making me confident in my own skin through my academic, athletic and social success," Analise Murphy '22 shared. "Even though I have faced many hardships throughout my career, they have only made me stronger and taught me how to deal with stress." Whether on the court or the field, Analise's confidence was continuously showcased through her athletic efforts as she helped assist i... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, April 18, 2022

Senior Profile – Lotanna Oraedu '22

As a varsity and club volleyball player, Lynx thespian, Bridge Builder, rock climber, web editor on the school newspaper, National Merit Commended Scholar, National African American Recognition Program winner, and member of nine honor societies, Lotanna Oraedu '22 has had a busy yet highly successful Lausanne experience.  Lotanna's ability to manage her multiple activities along with her leadership skills have empowered her to take on many roles, and as a junior, she was appoi... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, April 7, 2022

Senior Profile: Seth Gibson '22

As Seth Gibson '22 enters the finale of his Lausanne experience, the Lynx senior's performance on and off campus will undoubtedly be remembered.  Since Freshman year, Seth has been a part of the club Lynx Live, and in his senior year, he was elected as President, which he says he was honored by and felt as if it was a true full-circle moment.  "I started as an intern for the club my freshman year, simply doing work behind the camera and observing how the upperclassm... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, March 31, 2022

Senior Profile – Emma Gubin '22

From her first time stepping onto campus in Middle School to being a few months shy of graduation, Emma Gubin '22 has grown and flourished into a hardworking and accomplished student, lacrosse player and all-around Lynx, and she thanks the Lausanne community that surrounds her.  "Every single teacher, counselor, and coach at Lausanne has taught me various life lessons that I will carry forward into the rest of my life, making Lausanne unique," Emma Gubin '22 shared. &q... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, March 25, 2022

Senior Profile – Suhani Koka '22

"The community at Lausanne is unparalleled," Suhani Koka '22 shared. "Every teacher genuinely works to see each student succeed, and all of my teachers will do whatever it takes to help me. I've watched Mr. Kearl explain homework to students that he doesn't even teach because Lausanne teachers are passionate about seeing every student flourish. The college counselors work relentlessly to ensure that every student finds the school they match – I woke up one mor... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Senior Profile – Shranav Palakurthi '22

For Shranav Palakurthi '22, the world of technology has always been one of his biggest passions. Between exploring tech-driven courses, his role in Lausanne's VR Club and various extracurriculars, the Lynx senior has been able to take advantage of opportunities that allowed him to embrace and explore his interests fully.  "I believe in the philosophy that you should "show, don't tell, and as the president of the Lausanne VR Club, I want to apply that to the la... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Senior Profile: Kai Wince '22

"I think my greatest contribution to Lausanne has been representing the school in a positive light through my athletics," Kai Wince '22 shared. "I was able to give the school a state championship run in tennis, and sign to a division 1 college all while maintaining A's and B's." Kai's dedication to tennis and her academics has opened up many doors for the Lynx senior's future, and she says her Upper School Guidance Counselor was always her biggest supp... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Senior Profile – India Norris '22

Between her academic accomplishments and engaging in athletic commitments, leadership roles and service work, India Norris '22 has created quite a memorable experience. Reflecting on her time as a Lynx, the senior gives credit to the Lausanne community for empowering her to make the most of her journey.  "The friends that I have met through Lausanne have undoubtedly contributed the most to my experience," India shared. "Lausanne provides an opportunity to conne... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Senior Profile – Jonah Smith '22

Since coming to Lausanne in seventh grade, Jonah Smith '22 has discovered various talents along with the interests that fuel him. While his experience has certainly impacted his identity, the ripple effect it had on the community around him has also been profound. "Extracurriculars and clubs were the biggest influence in allowing me to discover who I was as a person and what my passions were," Jonah Smith '22 shared. "My friends also helped me a lot in s... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Sunday, February 13, 2022

Senior Profile – Dalia Chemaitilly '21

With graduation a week away, Dalia Chemaitilly '21 is gearing up to begin the next chapter in her life. However, the impact she made on the Lausanne and Memphis community will be remembered long after she walks across the stage.  As President of the Environmental Club, Dalia promoted environmental awareness and ecological action and helped drive the sustainability efforts on campus. Under her leadership, Dalia helped connect with other Lausanne clubs with a common goal, which result... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, May 21, 2021

Senior Profile – Sarah Kate Fisher '21

As a multi-sport athlete, talented artist and powerhouse in the classroom, Sarah Kate Fisher '21 had a distinct and memorable Lausanne experience.  Over the years, Sarah Kate helped pump up her fellow Lynx school spirit from the sidelines as a member of the spirit committee while also assisting in the victories for multiple sports, including Varsity Swim, Varsity Cross Country, Varsity Lacrosse and Varsity Soccer. The senior also was a member of the Big Lynx Little Lynx Club... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, May 13, 2021

Senior Profile – Justice Crawford '21

As Senior Class President, Justice Crawford '21 recently gave his farewell speech to his fellow classmates, who he has gracefully led through a pandemic without skipping a beat. In his address, he recited the quote, "if at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again."   "Every year of high school, I have run for a position in my class's student government," said Justice. "Also, every year of high school, with the exception of one, ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, May 10, 2021

Senior Profile – Jazmin Bolden '21`

If you ask Jazmin Bolden '21 about her time at Lausanne, her response reflects an abundance of love-filled experiences. "I love the school and the programs afforded to me, but most of all, I love the community," said Jazmin. "I love the personability of the teachers, eating lunch on the field with my friends, and laughing super hard when we get off-topic in class. I love going to hang out with the kids in the junior kindergarten and playing games, and I love the atmosphere... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Saturday, May 8, 2021