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Category: Upper School

Lausanne Alumna Named Among First Recipients Of Obama-Chesky Voyager Scholarship

Lausanne alumna Ambria Williams '20 (NYU) was recently announced as one of the recipients of the Obama-Chesky Scholarship For Public Service, also known as the Voyager Scholarship.  Created by President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama and Brian Chesky, Airbnb CEO, The Voyager Scholarship was formed to "help shape the next generation of leaders that will create meaningful change through understanding, empathy and cooperation." "This generation has so much to offer,"... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, September 20, 2022

2023 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists Announced

Congratulations to Nick Dyer '23, Matthew Kulubya '23 and Nikhita Srinivas '23 for being named as Semifinalists for the National Merit Scholarship! Today officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC®) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  These academically talented seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarship... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Lausanne Senior's Oil Painting To Display In Young Tennessee Artists Advanced Art Exhibition

Congratulations to Lausanne senior Julia An '23 for being chosen by the Frist Museum of Art to display her limited palette oil painting, A Warm Welcome, in their Young Tennessee Artists Advanced Art Exhibit. A Warm Welcome by Julia An '23 "Julia is a spectaculary gifted artist," Upper School art instructor Kate Manzo shared. "She is wise beyond her years and I have no doubt that one day she will be a phenomenal professiona... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Seniors Spend Week Interning At Companies Around The Mid-South

To give Lausanne students a glimpse of their potential future after college, Lausanne seniors had the opportunity to intern at a broad spectrum of organizations last week. Organizations at over 75 Mid-South companies across the Mid-South hosted 107 Lausanne seniors. Through these internships, the Class of 2023 had the opportunity to explore and use their talents and skills in a unique environment while also learning to market their abilities and step out of their c... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Class of 2026 Shares Week Full Of Adventures During Freshman Class Trip

Lausanne's Class of 2026 packed up their camp gear Monday morning and headed toward Lampe, Missouri, to spend the week at Clearwater Cove.  The Class of 2026 loads up the bus bright and early Monday morning to travel to Clearwater Cove. For many years, the campground has served as Lausanne's Freshman Class trip destination and the place where countless lifelong friendships budded and beloved memories were made. The goal of the annual trip is to help st... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, August 25, 2022

Class of 2025 Works To Amplify Service Impact On Memphis Community

This week, Lausanne's tenth-graders are teaming up with their advisories for the Class of 2025 Internships and Olympics, a service-learning initiative that will help amplify their impact on the Memphis community. Throughout the week, students will have the opportunity to work with several local nonprofits, including Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Midsouth Food Bank and Bridge Builders, while learning more about the mission of those organizations.  Students kicked off the week i... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, August 22, 2022

Advising Process Prepares Students For College Success

This week, members of Lausanne’s class of 2022 are moving into dorms at colleges around the country. But while their work with Lausanne’s newest alums concludes, College Advising at Lausanne begins preparations to shepherd students from the class of 2027 through their college journey. “It is important to engage the students early in the college process,” shares Laurie Gray, Co-Director of College Advising. “Helping them lay out the blueprint and begin the proces... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, August 18, 2022

Lausanne Quarterback Commits To Ohio State

At his home in Covington, Brock Glenn '23 announced Saturday morning that he will attend The Ohio State University, ending a long recruiting battle for the Lynx quarterback.  "The whole process has been crazy", Glenn said. "It began after my sophomore year when I picked up seven offers. After my junior year, many more teams had the opportunity to se me play in person, and things took off. It has been fun but stressful." Ultimately, the decision came down to his ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Saturday, July 30, 2022

Lausanne Receives Council Of International Schools (CIS) Accreditation

Lausanne is honored to announce that we have officially achieved Council of International Schools (CIS) International Accreditation. The rigorous schoolwide evaluative process measures alignment with internationally benchmarked standards and provides guidance for continuous improvement.  "This is the most rigorous accreditation process available to us and a prestigious accomplishment," Academic Dean Stephen Campbell said. "We are the 18th school in the US t... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, June 23, 2022

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

Two Student-Athletes Sign To Play At The Next Level

On Thursday, Lausanne held a signing day for two student-athletes both signing to play collegiate baseball. A two-way player in baseball, Remi Schaber '22 could be found on the mound, at third base and providing the Lynx with run support with a bat this season. She was awarded the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association (TCBA) Scholarship, a scholarship given for accomplishments on the baseball field, in the classroom & in the community and became the first female in th... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, May 19, 2022

Underclassmen Awards 2022

We celebrated the 2022 winners of our Underclassmen Award and Honors today in EPAC during a ceremony for their outstanding academic performance this school year. Keep up the good work, Lynx! Aaliyah Bethea '23   Best Dance for Athletes       Abby Hodus '23 Excellence in DP Theater HL - Year 1   Abby Trott '24 Excellence in Theatre Production   Abhi Battini '25 Exc... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Monday, May 16, 2022

Lausanne Dancers Prove Things Are "Better Together" During Spring Recital

Lausanne students in Lower, Middle and Upper School took to the stage on Saturday morning in the Elder Performing Arts Center (EPAC) as part of the Spring Dance Recital. During their performances, students used songs that stuck with the theme of “Better Together,” showcasing the Lausanne Way traits of global mindedness and meaningful relationships. After a long and uncertain 2020-2021 school year, the Lausanne Conservatory Dance program quietly held a small show for a small audie... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Monday, May 9, 2022

Upper School Students Create Spanish Books For Lower School

Over the past month, students in Chary Jara's Spanish II HL classes used their creative skills to create something special for the Lower School Lynx. Relating to the unit of childhood they were currently studying, students created a children's book written completely in Spanish. "My students had to create a story in Spanish that included some traditions from a Spanish-speaking country of their choice while incorporating the vocabulary and grammar covered in this ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, May 5, 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

Lausanne Announces Rog Lima as 2022-23 Varsity Girls Soccer Coach

Rogerio Lima has been named as Lausanne’s Varsity Girls Soccer Coach for the 2022-23 season, leading both the school's Boys and Girls teams. Lima has been at Lausanne since 2014, where he and his coaching staff have built the school’s boys team into a competitive program, winning state championships in 2017 and 2018.  “We are committed to building a strong and sustainable soccer program PK -12 for both boys and girls, and Rog’s appointment is the ne... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson