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Category: Upper School

Lausanne Basketball Looks To End The Season Strong

With December coming to an end and everyone celebrating the beginning of a new year, Lausanne head coach Marvis Davis turned his focus to the calendar hanging in his office.  He knew January meant that February was rapidly approaching and that meant that the postseason was at hand. The Lynx had spent most of December away from The Lair, playing in holiday tournaments and against regional powerhouses before district play got underway.   "Playing a tough... Read More
at Thursday, January 23, 2020

Lausanne DECA Club Members Qualify For State Competition

Last Friday, members of the Lausanne DECA club competed in the organization’s District 1 Career Development Conference at Christian Brothers University.  DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. Students prepared throughout the fall for either an individual event or an event with a partner in which they needed to use their business knowledge and skills... Read More
at Thursday, January 23, 2020

Multiple Lausanne Students Make All-West 2020

Lausanne is proud to announce that 16 students have made the 2020 All-West Band, Chorus and Orchestra.  Each year, students from schools across West Tennessee demonstrate their musicianship abilities during an audition that includes prepared excerpts, sight-reading and scales. Those who qualify for a top chair spot have the opportunity to perform at the All-State Honors Conference and Festival.  The purpose is to promote the study of instrumental music through choral, band and... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Lausanne Students Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. With Concert

To honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Lausanne hosted its eighth annual MLK Remembrance Day Concert.  The Lausanne community packed EPAC to watch performances from the Middle and Upper School Choirs. The choir members performed songs that gave strength to civil rights activists like Dr. King while they were bravely fighting for equality. These historically uplifting songs were accompanied by a presentation by Lausanne students who also are fighting for equality for all people. The... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, January 20, 2020

Lausanne Alumni Work To Create Change In Juvenile Justice System

The core values found in The Lausanne Way are instilled in students daily, whether it be through teachers, coaches, curriculum or their everyday experiences on campus. However, these aren't just ideas for students to practice in the classroom. When a student graduates from Lausanne, we hope they carry these traits with them and use them to help create a better future for our community, our country and the rest of the world.  For  Lee Silberberg '13 ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, January 16, 2020

Lynx Robotics Team Takes Home Multiple Awards At Tech Challenge Competition

This past weekend, the Lausanne Robotics team traveled to Hot Springs, Arkansas to compete in at the FIRST Tech Challenge competition.  Its been six years since the Lynx started participating in the FIRST Tech Challenge, in which some of the region’s best teams are tasked with demonstrating the highest level of engineering and autonomous system design through a set of challenges. This year's robotic event presented new features of the competition, including challenges that... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, January 16, 2020

Lausanne Celebrates Scholastic Art Awards Winners

Congratulations to all our student winners for this year's  Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards Competition , sponsored by the Brooks Museum League.  Once again this year, Lausanne students are very fortunate to have been so widely recognized in this nationally acknowledged competition.   The Scholastic Art Awards is a nation-wide art awards program, which started in 1923.  It is the longest-running and most prestigious art awards program for artistic young people... Read More
at Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Upper School Students Proudly Represent Lausanne At Model UN Convention

At the end of November, Lausanne's Model UN club attended the YMCA sponsored Southeastern High School Model UN (SHSMUN) convention held in Chattanooga, Tennessee. More than 650 delegates from several high schools throughout the southeast participated, including 37 from Lausanne. The convention is set up to simulate the actual United Nations, complete with various committees on such topics as disarmament, national security, and world health. The Lynx participants had to write six papers... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, January 10, 2020

Lausanne Hosts Annual Shakespeare Competition

Recently, some of Lausanne's Upper School thespians competed in the annual Shakespeare Competition held in EPAC.  "Competitors are asked to prepare a monologue from one of Shakespeare's works and they perform it in front of a panel of judges," Middle and Upper Theatre teacher Ashley Bugg Brown said. "Judges choose the winner based on understanding and interpretation of the text and overall performance. Our school competition is in support of the ESU National... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, January 9, 2020

Namaste: Lower School & Upper School Join Together In Yoga Lesson

The Lausanne Yoga CAS (Creativity, Activity and Service) Program partnered with the lower school on Wednesday to teach yoga techniques to Lynx second graders.  As a part of CAS, upper school students at Lausanne practice and reflect on their interests and their potential contributions to the communities to which they belong. "Lausanne encourages students to be well-rounded, and CAS activities support just that," Upper School English Teacher Dr. Wade Linebaugh... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Lausanne Hosts Annual Young Alumni Day

Lausanne kicked off the year by welcoming back seven alumni who spoke to our Upper School students during Lausanne's annual Young Alumni Panel as part of Young Alumni Day. The graduates, ranging from the classes of 2011-2019, shared about the experiences that led them to choose their colleges, universities, graduate programs, internships and careers. They answered questions about what to expect as they enter college and if they would have done anything differently if they were to go... Read More
at Monday, January 6, 2020

Archives Reflect On History At Lausanne

Should auld acquaintance be forgot , And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot , And days o’ lang syne. As Lausanne celebrates another successful year coming to an end, the traditional New Year’s song reminds us to reflect on the incredible happenings since Lausanne opened its doors in 1926 and to toast to the good times.  Did you know that anyone can look back at Lausanne's historical items by visiting our online archives ? Whether... Read More
at Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Lausanne Student Places In State Top 10 In Math Competition

Congratulations to Matthew Kulubya '23, who placed eighth in the state on the Tennessee Math Teachers Association (TMTA) annual competition exam in Algebra I.  "Matthew was an 8th grader last year, but he took Math 9 HL with Ms. Zimmerling, which pushed him to be third in the West Region and 8th overall," Math Teacher and Department Chair Janet Slesinski said.  Lausanne also had several other west region finalists including: Annabella Tian '22 (7th... Read More
at Monday, December 16, 2019

National Honor Society Inductions 2019

Yesterday afternoon, 37 Lausanne students were inducted into the National Honor Society in a ceremony held in the Elder Performing Arts Center.  The Class of 2020 inducted Daniel Baymiller, Peter Calkins, Maura Cliff, Ved Dalal, Ibrahim Farooq, Bryant Haley, William Neff, Suneil Patel, Alexander Stephens, Alexandria Weaver and Carson Webb. Students initiated from the Class of 2021 included Diego Alba, Anjali Borschel, Cailin Brown, John Campbell, Dalia Chemaitilly, Kewe Chen, Justice... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, December 2, 2019

Juniors Volunteer at FedEx Family House

A group of Lausanne students are volunteering at the FedEx Family House as part of their service hours for their CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) project.  Juniors, Ayaka and Yuka Kimura '21, Shreya Palakurthi '21 , and Brinnan Lawson '21 Upper School French and Spanish Instructor and Sophomore Advisor Eric Becker are baking for families currently residing at the house.t the FedEx Family House, an extension of LeBonheur Hospital. The juniors are... Read More
at Friday, November 29, 2019