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Category: Upper School

Senior Profile – Anne Rack '21

For SGA Vice-President and International Baccalaureate  student Anne Rack '20, her journey through Upper School has involved a multitude of academic and extra-curricular experiences that carried her outside her comfort zone and gave her memories she'll cherish for a lifetime.  "What I love most about being a Lausanne student is the community. I have been going to Lausanne since 5th grade, so I have grown to be very close with my classmates and teachers," said... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, January 15, 2021

Lausanne Honors 2021 Scholastic Art Winners

Lausanne would like to congratulate all our student winners for this year's  Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards Competition , sponsored by the Brooks Museum League.  In this year's nationally recognized competition, Lausanne art and design students were acknowledged with 25 total awards, including 5 Gold Keys, 7 Silver Keys and 13 Honorable Mentions.   "Congratulations to all our Scholastic Art Awards winners, and congratulations to all their... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, January 11, 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

IB Multimedia Art Class Experiments With Stop Motion Animation Films

At Lausanne, being able to create a joyful but challenging learning environment is essential. That is why our International Baccalaureate classes are critical for students to push their creative boundaries and sharpen their skills.   Upper Schoolers in IB Multimedia arts recently had the opportunity to experiment with their artistic strengths when Mr. Naya tasked them with creating a movie in "Claymation" stop-motion animation techniques or hyper-lapse animation. ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, December 21, 2020

Isabel Kagoo '21 Named Semifinalist For The 2021 Class Of The Coca-Cola Scholars Program

Lausanne student Isabel Kagoo '21 has been named a Semifinalist for the 2021 class of the  Coca-Cola Scholars Program , moving to the next round of the selection process to become a Coca-Cola Scholar and receive a $20,000 college scholarship. "I am so grateful to be named as a semi-finalist for the Coca-Cola Scholars Program and to be moving on in the selection process," said Isabel. "It is an honor to be recognized out of over a hundred thousand applicants as... Read More
at Wednesday, December 9, 2020

IB Anthropology Students Take Their Knowledge Of Street Style Internationally

Recently, some of our IB Anthropology seniors had the opportunity to apply the visual auto-ethnographic methods they learned about in their first term reading assignment,  "Street Style" by Brent Luvaas , to make a collaborative blog called "Lynx Street Style."  The seniors will share their photo journals with  iEARN  global partners in Russia, Belarus, Algeria and Taiwan, who are also making class photo journals for Lausanne students to compare and... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, December 3, 2020

National Honor Society 2020

2020's National Honor Society Ceremony honored 52 students with induction into the academic organization. The inductees were split into three separate groups to ensure social distancing could be maintained. You can watch an edited version of the ceremony below or on our vimeo site . Fifteen seniors were inducted on November 30: Jazmin Bolden, Brandon Bruckman, Darian Eslami, Hattie Greene, Keith Hoffmeister, Emilio Miguel Lachica, Brinnan Lawson, James Locke, Elle... Read More
at Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Lausanne Students Kick-Off LynxServe Season Of Service

Now that Thanksgiving holiday celebrations have come to a close, students are gearing up for Lausanne's next big season – the LynxServe Season of Service. In alignment with one of the International Baccalaureate Programme's core values, LynxServe promotes the development of lifelong learners through service-learning opportunities that help engage students with the community. This year, Lausanne is participating in a Season of Service, which offers students different ways to... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, November 30, 2020

Upper Schoolers Channel Memphis Photographer

Upper School photography students recently had the opportunity to channel famous Memphis photographer William Eggleston in a project that challenged their creative abilities.  Students explored the photographer's technique before heading outdoors for "photo walks" to take photos of what inspired them, using the methods they learned.   "The goal for students was to capture photographs that used their knowledge of the artist but also connected them to their own... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, November 27, 2020

IB Business Students Visit With Local Coffee Entrepreneur

Students in Upper School IB Business Management had the opportunity to learn a little about life as an entrepreneur, or as their guest speaker, Kenny Bakers calls it “nontrepreneur,” during a recent chat with the local coffee roaster.  Based in the Bartlett area, Kenny is a coffee entrepreneur who has grown his hobby and side hustle into a full-time career in the last two years with  Ethnos Coffee Roasters . The term “nontrepreneur” he uses comes from... Read More
at Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Upper Schoolers Connect With Penpals in Madrid

At Lausanne, we love when students use the skills they built in the classroom to make connections in their communities, throughout the country and across the globe. This year, upper schoolers in Spanish II HL have had the opportunity to take their knowledge of the Spanish language beyond Lausanne's campus all the way to Spain by connecting with penpals in Madrid.  "In the past, students had various opportunities to practice their Spanish in real-life scenarios through... Read More
at Thursday, November 19, 2020

Upper Schoolers Create Experimental Short Films

Upper School students had the opportunity to express themselves creatively when they demonstrated their artistic talents through a video design project.  The students produced experimental short videos as a part of their IB Programme  summative. The project incorporated all the skills they've learned from this term, including continuity editing, parallel editing, phantom shots, skip editing and video transitions.  Along with testing their knowledge of these skills, the... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, November 16, 2020

Students Test Their Knowledge In Regional Science Bee

A group of Middle and Upper School Lynx had the opportunity to showcase their science knowledge recently when they competed in a science Bee hosted by  International Academic Competitions (IAC).   The virtual competition was held at the beginning of November, and  Jonathan Goldfeder '24 ,  Abhiram Battini '25  and  Sachin Lyons '26  qualified to move on to nationals in December. Usually, this is held in Chicago, but this year it will be hosted... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, November 12, 2020

Upper Schoolers Host Annual Egg-Drop Challenge

During a recent outdoor activity, Upper School students in Mrs. Faunne Brown's MYP Physics HL class gathered over a 6-meter high ramp by the main gym at Lausanne. They took turns testing the durability of their handmade Egg-Drop projects, made from plastic drinking straws and transparent tape. As a part of the annual Upper School Egg-Drop competition, MYP Physics HL students spent weeks researching real-world scenarios involving fragile objects surviving high-velocity impact... Read More
at Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Upper Schoolers Test Design Skills With Handmade Bridges

While Mr. Auger grabbed another weight to place in the bucket, an Upper Schooler squealed, "I think the string is going to snap!" As the student leaned in to get a closer look, the bucket hanging by the string attached to her handmade bridge hit the floor and a crashing sound echoed across the design lab. The experiment was a part of a design exercise in which Upper School students got to put their innovative skills to the test to create bridges that could withstand a massive... Read More
at Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Lower School Student Showcase School Spirit For Upper School Athletics

When it comes to school spirit, it comes in all sizes at Lausanne. Lately, it is the little ones that have been leading the way. Thursday, Senior Kindergarten (SK) students made Lausanne's Varsity Cheer a banner to wish them good luck in their regional competition this weekend. "It meant so much to the team knowing they have the love and support from the Lausanne Community," cheerleading coach Kenzie Neel said. "Seeing the younger students support them as they... Read More
at Friday, October 30, 2020