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Category: Upper School

Advisories Host Phone-Free Freshman Party

From the anticipated tapping of the seal on the first day of freshman year to the excitement of learning who your partner is for Senior/Freshman appreciation week, the transition from Middle to Upper School offers many exciting milestones for our Lynx. Of these traditions, one of the most beloved is the annual Freshman Class Trip, a team-building and group-bonding experience that helps students get to know new members of their class and build relationships with the ninth-grade... Read More
at Friday, September 18, 2020

Student Government Connects With Freshman Advisories

To connect with and welcome our newcomers to Upper School, the Student Government at Lausanne hosted introductory meetings with freshmen advisories.  The student-led organization decided to use their lunchtime for a week to meet with each group to discuss what it means to be a part of SGA, student leadership, and getting involved at Lausanne. "We know that it might be a bit more difficult for students to connect with their peers as they might have before the pandemic, but... Read More
at Tuesday, September 15, 2020

National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists 2021

Kewe Chen '21, Jad Hamze '21 and Ayaka Kimura '21  have been honored with being named semifinalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship competition. The three Lausanne seniors are among the 16,000 names announced today as semifinalists. Students enter the competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) during their junior year.  Semifinalists must complete several requirements to advance to the finalist... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith at Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Lynx Attend Tennessee Governor's School

Recently, some of our Upper School Lynx had the opportunity to participate in different  Tennessee Governor's School programs.   This honor is available for rising 11th and 12th-grade students who are enrolled in Tennessee public and private high schools and nominated by a member of the school faculty. These academically demanding programs require high achieving students who rank at the top of their high school class in academic performance and their specific interest... Read More
at Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Rising Senior Honored As Girl Who Means Business

Rising senior Isabel Kagoo '21  will be honored Friday by the City of Memphis Office of Business and Compliance with a Girl Who Means Business Award. Girls Who Mean Business honors Memphis-area high school girls to recognize their academic, service and extracurricular accomplishments, nurture their career aspirations, equip them with a mentor who is an empowered Memphis businesswoman and invest in their future as leaders. Schools select one student per school... Read More
at Thursday, June 18, 2020

Chris Jordan Named Dean Of Student Affairs And Inclusion

Chris Jordan has been named the Upper School Dean of Student Affairs and Inclusion. In this newly created position, Mr. Jordan will provide guidance and perspective with an emphasis on diversity, inclusion and the student experience in Upper School. "I'm honored to serve the students and extremely grateful and excited to take on this new role," Mr. Jordan said. "Being in this position will allow me to provide additional levels of support while being able to... Read More
at Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Lausanne Cross Country Prepares For Upcoming Season

With the academic year over, students settling into the summertime routine and social distancing rules and regulations still in place, varsity cross country coach Heather Clagett knew there had to be some intentionality in how she approached next season.  It is a challenge many coaches are feeling as summer conditioning begins at Lausanne.  "This season isn’t like other seasons," Clagett said. “My athletes are coming out of a period of sedentary,... Read More
at Friday, June 12, 2020

An Online Home For Lausanne's 2020 Graduation

As we close out the school year at Lausanne and prepare for graduation this weekend, we wanted to make sure those celebrating the Lynx know about a spot on our website where you can join us in celebrating the Class of 2020. The Class of 2020 will be celebrating Graduation a little differently than those in years before. On May 23 and 24, graduates will arrive with their advisory group at the top of the hour and take part in one of eleven special graduation ceremonies.  We'll... Read More
at Friday, May 22, 2020

Lausanne Honors The Class Of 2020 Heritage Club Members

During this year's graduation, Lausanne has the honor of celebrating 21 Heritage Club members from the Class of 2020. "For a student to gain membership in the special club, they must have attended Lausanne for a minimum of 12 years," Headmaster Stuart McCathie said. "The individual and collective accomplishments of a Lausanne graduating class are always very impressive, and membership in the Heritage Club is one such impressive accomplishment."  "The... Read More
at Thursday, May 21, 2020

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... 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... 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... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, May 15, 2020

Upper School Awards and Honors Ceremony 2020

The 2020 Upper School Awards and Honors Ceremony celebrates students who have outstanding academic performance in their classes and across subjects.  You can watch the 2019/20 Upper School Awards ceremony  here . This year's awardees are: Excellence in Advanced Art  - Ryan Hof '22 Excellence in Advanced Photography HL  - Zoey Matthews '22 Excellence in American History - Jyotika Maharaj... Read More
at Thursday, May 14, 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... Read More

The Class of 2020 College Matriculation

The 93 students of the Class of 2020 at Lausanne were accepted to 161 different colleges, matriculating to 68 different schools in 26 states. Although school was conducted in a virtual setting, Lausanne college advisors were still able to conduct individual meetings with each senior and their parents as the students were finalizing their decisions, weighing their options and dealing with an unusual end to their senior year. Counselors John Hawkins and Whitney... Read More
at Tuesday, May 12, 2020