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Category: Upper School

Class of 2021 Achieves 97% Passing Rate On IB Diploma Programme Exam

Lausanne's Class of 2021 had a near-perfect performance on the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP) Exam, with students receiving some of the strongest scores ever.  While the IB diploma pass rate is 88.96% with an average score of around 33.02, the Class of 2021 achieved an extraordinary rate of 97% and several Lynx earned 40's and above on the exam. As acceptance rates become increasingly competitive, colleges and universities look for students who cho... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, July 8, 2021

Spring Sports Athletes Receive City & State Recognition

With Lausanne athletics already preparing for next season, awards continue to roll in for our spring sports athletes from the success of last season, with soccer, tennis and track student-athletes receiving city and state recognition.  Three Lynx soccer players were named to the Daily Memphis All-Metro team: Max Gilbert ’23, Jad Hamze ’21 and Luca Iannaccone ’22. “I’m so proud of these student-athletes for a great season and their hard work, commitment lev... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Saturday, July 3, 2021

Cameron Payne '13 Helps Lead Suns To NBA Finals

Class of 2013 graduate Cameron Payne and the Phoenix Suns punched their ticket to the NBA Finals last night with a 130-103 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers, winning the Western Conference championship. In Wednesday night’s game-clinching win, Payne played 15 minutes and scored seven points to go along with seven assists. Instrumental in winning the series for the Suns, he stepped up in the absence of the injured Chris Paul in game two, scoring a career-high 29 points and dishing ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Thursday, July 1, 2021

Senior Profile – Dalia Chemaitilly '21

With graduation a week away, Dalia Chemaitilly '21 is gearing up to begin the next chapter in her life. However, the impact she made on the Lausanne and Memphis community will be remembered long after she walks across the stage.  As President of the Environmental Club, Dalia promoted environmental awareness and ecological action and helped drive the sustainability efforts on campus. Under her leadership, Dalia helped connect with other Lausanne clubs with a common goal, which result... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, May 21, 2021

Upper School End of Year Awards

During convocation this week, Lausanne celebrated the 2021 Upper School Awards and Honors Ceremony for students with outstanding academic performance in their classes and across subjects. After honoring our Senior Awards a few weeks ago, this commemoration recognized upper schoolers in 9th through 11th Grade. Congratulations to all the recipients!  Visit our Facebook page to see pics from the ceremony.   Excellence in English 9 Rhea Sumpter '24 Excellence ... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith at Monday, May 17, 2021

Senior Awards 2021

Our Senior Awards recipients represent the top student in each class or subject and are chosen by their instructor based on their performance throughout their senior year.  This year's seniors are: Excellence in DP Chemistry HL Y2 Alex Rochkind Excellence in DP Spanish B HL - Year 2 Alex Rochkind Excellence in DP Environmental Systems and Societies SL Y2 Alex Rochkind    Best Actor In A Comedy Ali Devji ... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith

Cum Laude Society 2021

Congratulations to the 10 juniors and seniors inducted into the Lausanne chapter of the Cum Laude Society.  To be considered for Lausanne's chapter: The student must be in the top 10% of the junior class or the top 20% of the senior class in academic excellence. This will be determined by ranking students according to their cumulative grade point average (GPA) and assessing standardized test scores. Their GPA must be 4.0 or higher. Students must have a history of taking hon... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell

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 K... 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 and bel... 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 said.... 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 str... 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 3-0.... 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.     "The... 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 energy... 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 North A... 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 at ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, March 23, 2021