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Multiple Students Advance To National History Day Competition

A group of Lausanne students showcased their historical knowledge recently when they participated in The Tennessee State History Day contest. Several Senior Division projects advanced to the National History Day competition! Students had a prominent showing at the regionals back in march, advancing them to April's state-level competition. The Lynx who moved on to the National History Day competition will compete virtually in June. This year's theme is Communication in History: The... Read More
at Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Upper School Announces 2021 Mr. And Miss Lausanne

The results for 2021 Mr. and Miss Lausanne are in, and Justice Crawford '21 and Dalia Chemaitilly '21 have earned this year's respective titles!  As members and leaders of various clubs, full International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme students and distinguished members of the Lausanne community, both seniors more than exemplify what it means to be a Lynx. Justice joined Lausanne in ninth grade and immediately became one of the school's most active... Read More
at Monday, April 12, 2021

Lausanne Lacrosse Enters Final Month Of The Season With Excitement & Hope

With the end of the season approaching at the end of the month, Lausanne lacrosse is ending the season with lots of excitement and hope for the future of the program. The girl’s lacrosse team fields a young group of Lynx that are led by three young captains in Kolby Cohen ’23, Bella Leggett ’22 and Alyssa Koplon ’22 . “This team is filled with a great group of emerging leaders that are developing and voice on and off the field,” coach Cayce Densford... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Friday, April 9, 2021

Lausanne Track & Field Off To Fast Start For 2021 Season

When he took the job as The Lausanne track coach this off-season, head coach Chris Jordan knew he had the pieces in place for a successful year. “We have a bunch of hard-working, talented kids at our school," Jordan said. "Coupled with knowledgeable and passionate coaches, the season looks to be extremely promising." Those athletes and that commitment have gotten Lausanne off to a good start. At their first meet of the year against Harding, the Lynx had a... Read More
at Tuesday, April 6, 2021

After A Year Off, Lynx Baseball Off To Hot Start To Open Season

One of the surest signs of Spring is the sounds of baseball emanating from fields that have been dormant over the Winter. After a season suddenly cut short last year because of COVID-19, the Lausanne baseball team is once again taking the field at Gagliano Field, home of the Lynx. If there was any rust due to lack of games, it has not been apparent this year as the Lynx are undefeated on the young season. The varsity team is off to a 4-1 start and the junior varsity squad is currently... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Monday, March 29, 2021

Environmental Outreach Club Honors World Water Day Through Pollution Prevention Cleanup

March 22 marked the annual observance of World Water Day, and to celebrate, Lausanne's Environmental Outreach Club participated in a Pollution Prevention Cleanup. The globally recognized day highlights the importance of our freshwater resources – our rivers, streams, lakes, wetlands and aquifers. To prevent the trash from washing into the Wolf River and its tributaries as water pollution, the Upper School club cleaned up along the Wolf River Greenway.     ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, March 26, 2021

IB Physics Hosts Annual Mousetrap Car Competition

IB Physics students had the opportunity to participate in one of Upper Schools favorite class traditions this week with the 2021 Mousetrap Car Competition. The annual challenge tests the students' ability to design a long-distance or race car powered by the stored energy in the spring of a mousetrap for the motor.  The idea is to attach a string to the mousetrap and axle. By winding the string around the axle, the mouse trap's spring stretches to store elastic potential... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, March 25, 2021

Academic Honor Societies Induction 2021

Congratulations to all of the new members of the Spanish Honor Society, French Honor Society, National Chinese Honor Society, Quill and Scroll, National Art Honor Society, National English Honor Society, Rho Kappa Society, Science National Honor Society, Sigma Society and Modern Music Masters Society. Pictures from the events can be found on our Facebook page here. NATIONAL SPANISH HONOR SOCIETY La Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica is an honor society for the students of... Read More
at Wednesday, March 24, 2021

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

Writing Skills Earn Lausanne Students Multiple Awards At Wordsmith Competition

Lausanne Middle and Upper Schoolers showcased the power of the written word recently when they competed in the 2021 Wordsmith Writing Olympics. The annual contest, hosted by the University of Memphis and held virtually this year, allows students to challenge their extensive writing skills through a series of competitive events.  "The virtual Wordsmith Writing contests were so unique in their presentation this year but Lausanne students still demonstrated their amazing... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, March 19, 2021

Musically Talented Upper School Students Hosts Concert Series For Alzheimer Patients

With Annabella Tian '22 leading the initiative, a group of Lausanne's Upper School students will use their musical talents to serve others.  The group, who call themselves Creativiteens, will host a virtual concert series for Alzheimer patients throughout March, April and May. The volunteer efforts assist in helping those with Alzheimer's engage with the music while providing visual and performance artists with an opportunity to get involved and share their skills... Read More
at Wednesday, March 17, 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