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 interests with clubs, internships and other extracurricular activities.”
As for college, Abi is headed to the University of Mississippi or Ole Miss as it is affectionately called to major in English and Business.
“I am going to Ole Miss this fall because of its proximity to my house and I can get a full-ride there," Abi said. "Also, they have strong honors, English and Business programs where I can still be academically challenged."
Abi’s interest in English stems from her love of stories and the different means by which they can be told. On the Business side, she wants to be in charge of her destiny and wants to learn more about the stock market and how to properly manage people and businesses.
Abi came to Lausanne her junior year because of her interest in the International Business program, and she credits the genuine kindness of students and faculty for making her feel at home straight from the get-go.
“It's intimidating to go to a strange place without a single recognizable face, but Lausanne immediately made me feel comfortable, and that is ultimately what dictated where I wanted to spend my last two years of high school,” she said.
Even though Abi only started Lausanne in 2018, her accomplishments and accolades are substantial and impressive. From being an active athlete on the varsity basketball and Ultimate Frisbee teams to being in the English Honors Society and a Cum Laude Member as well as an International Baccalaureate Program participant in Maths, Chemistry, Literature and Psychology, Abi made the most of her time as a Lynx.
As for being ready for the next step, Abi says that Lausanne was the perfect college trial run.
“The structure of the learning is a good balance between a realistic college learning environment and maintaining a normal high school experience so the students can have a smooth transition from high school to college, as opposed to having to adapt to an all-new style of learning upon entering college with no prior exposure," Abi said.