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Category: Senior Profile

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Senior Profile – Jad Hamze '21

As a Lausanne student for his entire academic career, senior Jad Hamze '21 is proud to be a "Lynx for Life."  "I just love being here," said Jad. "I walk through the doors every day and I just feel lucky to be in such an amazing place. Being in an environment where my teachers care for me, and the principal knows my name is a privilege that I feel lucky to have." Throughout his 15 years at Lausanne, the heritage club member a... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, January 20, 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 with ut... 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 during a r... 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 extracu... 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 inc... 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 of... 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 int... 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 in e... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, May 15, 2020

Jeff Chai '20- Senior Profile

Jeff Chai '20 has always been proud to be a Lynx, evident by his perfect attendance all four years of high school, his academic and extracurricular achievements, and his love for the Lausanne community.  "I'm going to miss the people and the atmosphere that Lausanne provided because it always felt very welcoming," Jeff shared. "It always felt as if my instructors were more than just teachers but also friends and mentors." The comfortability Jeff felt i... Read More

Christina Sigler '20- Senior Profile

As a student at Lausanne for the last 14 years, Christina Sigler '20 is thankful for her time as a Lynx that helped shape her into the person she is today. "One of my favorite things about Lausanne has always been the environment, specifically seeing how much people care about each other here," Christina shared. "I think in my total time as a student, I spent more time here than at my own house. I've slept here, spent 16+ hour days at school, I grew up here, and I'... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Kimberly Kerr '20- Senior Profile

From being a full IB Diploma Programme student to being a part of the National Honor Society and the Science National Honor Society, Kimberly Kerr '20 has excelled during her Lausanne experience and become a life-long learner with high aspirations. While Kimberly's academics were always a priority, she also found time to pursue her extracurricular interests. The senior is quite the musician, winning awards for her flute prowess at both the Mid-South High School Soloist Competition an... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Sunday, May 10, 2020

Anaum Showkat '20- Senior Profile

Anaum Showkat '20 has spent her time at Lausanne embracing a variety of challenges, which led to a unique Lynx journey and some extremely impressive accomplishments.  "From extravagant Bollywood performances during International Week to simple English novels, I love the wide array of opportunities Lausanne has provided me," Anaum said.  As a fluent speaker in Bengali and French, the senior's academic achievements include being an advanced member of the National H... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, May 8, 2020

Anwesha Satapathy '20- Senior Profile

Anwesha Satapathy’s time at Lausanne will always be tied to her tennis career and the relationships she built while playing the game she loved so much.    “Without a doubt, I will miss my tennis team the most, Anwesha shared." It’s unfortunate that the seniors had to miss most of their last season together due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we’ve grown a lot as a team in the last few years and I’ll miss cheering each other on at the courts ever... Read More

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

Marc Bonnot '20- Senior Profile

When Marc Bonnot ‘20 was asked what his favorite thing about attending Lausanne was, he responded emphatically, “all of the extracurricular opportunities!”  He added, “You can do any sport you might want, you can be in the choir, join the band, do theater, there are tons of clubs for whatever you want to explore, and now there are CAS groups which encourage you to get involved.” It’s this comfort, community and collaboration that made Marc's expe... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Saturday, May 2, 2020