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Lausanne Students To Give Back To Community Through Pennies For A Purpose

When it came to working on a service project for the year, students in the LynxServe and Student Government Association (SGA) knew they wanted to do something special.  "Our process started with the idea of bridging the two groups together, as they both embody the Lausanne Way of developing leadership and service," Evan Lewellyn '23 said.  "We knew we wanted to do something that incorporated students from the whole campus," Dany Hamze '23... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Monday, January 23, 2023

Lausanne Hosts Day Of Hoops As Part Of Cam Payne MLK Classic

The Lausanne campus was home to a full day of basketball as the Lynx hosted their annual Cam Payne MLK Classic on Monday.  In its 10th Year, the event hosts some of the top teams in the area.   “We were honored to have a spectacular lineup with some of the top teams and prep players in the area squaring off,” said Marvis Davis, Lausanne’s head basketball coach and Associate Athletic Director of College Compliance and Leadership. “Honoring the lega... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Lynx Earn 30 Scholastic Art Awards

Congratulations to the 15 Lausanne artists that took home 30 awards at this year's Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, including 11 Gold Keys! Pictured above: "Sleeping Giant" by Dylan Steinfield '27. The Lynx had the highest number of Gold Keys awarded to any private school in the area and had the second-highest number of total awards in the group. Senior Jack Gerald led the way for Lausanne, winning a total of eight awards for his art, believed to be a new single-ye... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Thursday, January 12, 2023

Malaika Kumar '23 Earns Germantown Youth Excellence Award

Congrats to Malaika Kumar '23 for being selected as the December Youth Excellence Award recipient by the Germantown Education Committee. As a well-rounded individual and model IB student, Malaika earned the award for always taking on an academic challenge, displaying a tenacious work ethic, maturity, inquisitiveness and a positive, joyful attitude. Outside the classroom, Malika spends time developing her skills as a talented singer and songwriter, volunteering within the community, and p... Read More
at Thursday, January 12, 2023

IB Business Management Students Take Virtual Tour Of Amazon

In correlation with their curriculum, IB Business Management students explored how computer science, engineering and Amazon's warehouse employees help ensure online purchases reach customers' doorsteps even during the holiday season, the retail giant's busiest time of year. Students had the opportunity to engage in an hour-long virtual tour of Amazon's Milwaukee and Chatanooga fulfillment centers. The behind-the-scenes experience included a combination of live streaming, vide... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Friday, December 23, 2022

Lausanne Holds Signing Day For Four Football Student-Athletes

Lausanne football held a signing day on Wednesday in the Elder Performing Arts Center, with four Lynx student-athletes from the class of 2023 signing their letters of intent to play at the collegiate level.  Langston Rogers (Harvard) Starting football in the tenth grade, Langston had a huge learning curve. A fast learner, he committed to the process and worked hard to transform himself into the player he is now. The Lausanne senior safety/cornerback/wide receiver is headed to... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Max Gilbert '23 Nominated For Mr. Football Kicker Of The Year

Lausanne's Max Gilbert '23 was named a finalist for the Tennessee Mr. Football High School Kicker Of The Year award that was given out on Wednesday at a ceremony in Nashville at Nissan Stadium.  Gilbert, recognized as one of the top kickers in the country, was nominated alongside Oziel Hernandez of Germantown High School and Reese Keeney of Farragut High School.  "It was an honor to be nominated,' Gilbert said. "To be seen as one of the top kickers ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Wednesday, December 7, 2022

2022 National Honor Society Inductions

59 Lausanne students were inducted into the National Honor Society this morning in a ceremony in the Elder Performing Arts Center.  To be eligible for induction into the National Honor Society, Juniors and Seniors must demonstrate a commitment to scholarship, character, leadership and service. In addition to achieving a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher at the beginning of the school year, a committee of five teachers looks at each student's resume to determine whether... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, November 28, 2022

Juniors Learn Research Techniques In Class Trip

41 International Baccalaureate students from the Class of 2024 traveled from the Lausanne campus to the University of Memphis last week for a research session with the librarians at the Ned McWherter library.  During the day, students have an in-depth lesson on academic research skills and gain access to the University of Memphis Libraries system. They can access all the sources, databases and state-of-the-art information technology that the university provides to re... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Diwali Gives Lausanne Students Chance To Share Cultural Tradition

"Lighting Diyas for Diwali is part of my family's tradition," said Malaika Kumar '23. "At Lausanne, we're encouraged to share our cultures with each other, and I thought this would be a fun way to share mine."  Led by Malaika, Lausanne students celebrated Diwali on campus this week. Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is the most important holiday of the year in India. It's observed by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists.  One traditional way t... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith at Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Eighth Grade Students Experience Upper School Learning Environment For The Day

Lausanne eighth graders caught a glimpse of what to expect when they enter ninth grade during their recent experience exploring Upper School's learning environment for Step-Up Day. The middle schoolers had the opportunity to meet with Upper School Head Stuart Dunster and Assistant Head Chris Jordan, toured different spaces they'll have access to next year, including the Virtual Reality Lab and student lounge and participated in classroom sessions with the ninth-grade teachers. ... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Upper School Design Agency Shares Projects And Goals With Lausanne Community

Students in Upper School's Lausanne Design Agency (LDA) had the opportunity to share their current projects, and future goals for the organization with parents in this morning's LPC meeting.  Organized by Upper School design teacher Todd Cowden, LDA is a new student-led "company" with a mission to provide creative solutions and new and innovative designs that amplify success for companies within the community.   "I've been teaching design to high sc... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, October 4, 2022


In addition to the three semifinalists selected earlier this month, Lausanne is proud to announce that seniors Grant Beeber '23, Dany Hamze '23, Jonathan Roberts '23, Max Weiss '23 and Gabor Wollak '23 have been named commended students in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program.  The five Lynx seniors will receive letters of commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) to acknowledge their distinctive academic talents.  To... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Monday, September 26, 2022

Lausanne Alumna Named Among First Recipients Of Obama-Chesky Voyager Scholarship

Lausanne alumna Ambria Williams '20 (NYU) was recently announced as one of the recipients of the Obama-Chesky Scholarship For Public Service, also known as the Voyager Scholarship.  Created by President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama and Brian Chesky, Airbnb CEO, The Voyager Scholarship was formed to "help shape the next generation of leaders that will create meaningful change through understanding, empathy and cooperation." "This generation has so much to offer,"... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, September 20, 2022

2023 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists Announced

Congratulations to Nick Dyer '23, Matthew Kulubya '23 and Nikhita Srinivas '23 for being named as Semifinalists for the National Merit Scholarship! Today officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC®) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  These academically talented seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarship... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Lausanne Senior's Oil Painting To Display In Young Tennessee Artists Advanced Art Exhibition

Congratulations to Lausanne senior Julia An '23 for being chosen by the Frist Museum of Art to display her limited palette oil painting, A Warm Welcome, in their Young Tennessee Artists Advanced Art Exhibit. A Warm Welcome by Julia An '23 "Julia is a spectaculary gifted artist," Upper School art instructor Kate Manzo shared. "She is wise beyond her years and I have no doubt that one day she will be a phenomenal professiona... Read More
Posted by Shayne Dotson at Tuesday, September 6, 2022