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Category: Upper School

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

Lausanne Seniors Awards Ceremony 2022

Today, Lausanne held their annual Senior Awards recognizing the top student in each class or subject. The awardees are chosen by their instructor based on their performance throughout their senior year.  Excellence in Industrial Design Ebony Wamwitha Excellence in DP Dance HL Y2 Zoe Matthews Excellence in DP Visual Arts HL Y2 Susie Stephens Excellence in DP Visual Arts SL Y2 Ella Peeples Excellence in Morning Band Tanner M... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson

Origami Cranes Take Flight At West Cancer Center

In support of the patients at the West Cancer Clinic, the entrance of the organization's Desoto location has gained a bright and meaningful addition with a new art installation created by students at Lausanne. Since last fall, students across Middle and Upper School have joined in the Student Government Association's (SGA) community goal of folding 1,000 origami cranes for the cancer clinic. As cranes have long symbolized peace, good health, longevity and healing in many Asian cult... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Senior Profile – Analise Murphy '22

"Lausanne has helped me in more ways than I can count, but the most significant was making me confident in my own skin through my academic, athletic and social success," Analise Murphy '22 shared. "Even though I have faced many hardships throughout my career, they have only made me stronger and taught me how to deal with stress." Whether on the court or the field, Analise's confidence was continuously showcased through her athletic efforts as she helped assist i... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, April 18, 2022

Upper School Students Compete At Youth In Government Competition

This past weekend, sixteen Lausanne Upper School students attended the 2022 Tennessee YMCA Youth in Government Conference in Nashville.  The conference is a simulation of the entire state-level governmental process with students serving as Senate and House members, lobbyists, press corps members (print and digital media), Supreme Court Justices and lawyer teams that argue before the court, a governor along with the governor's cabinet. Lausanne students served in the capacity of legi... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Seniors Jonah Smith And Mary Lee Fontana Named 2022 Mr. And Miss Lausanne

The results for the 2022 Mr. and Miss Lausanne are in, and Jonah Smith '22 and Mary Lee Fontana '22 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. Over the years, Jonah has showcased his athleticism as a member of the Varsity Cross Country team, joined his fell... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, April 11, 2022

Senior Profile – Lotanna Oraedu '22

As a varsity and club volleyball player, Lynx thespian, Bridge Builder, rock climber, web editor on the school newspaper, National Merit Commended Scholar, National African American Recognition Program winner, and member of nine honor societies, Lotanna Oraedu '22 has had a busy yet highly successful Lausanne experience.  Lotanna's ability to manage her multiple activities along with her leadership skills have empowered her to take on many roles, and as a junior, she was appoi... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, April 7, 2022

IB Physics Students Compete In Annual Mousetrap Car Challenge

IB Physics students had the opportunity to participate in one of their favorite class traditions this week with the 2022 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. The m... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Top of the Class Honored at Cum Laude Society Inductions 2022

Congratulations to the 11 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 terms of 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 t... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson

Student Directed One-Act Plays To Be Performed This Weekend

Lausanne student directors have put together a fun evening of one-act plays featuring Lausanne students that will take the stage this weekend. Covering topics such as blind dates, the perils of education, vices versus virtues and bullying, the plays tackle the subject matters in an approach that is both educational and entertaining. This year's directors are:  Ella Gregory '22 Jasmine Younes '23 Skylar Harts '22 and Hanna Hu '23 Adam Loskovitz &... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, April 1, 2022