Agnes Kovesdy '20 joined Lausanne's middle school band in 5th grade, quickly showing a passion for music. She has performed the trumpet with Lausanne's orchestra in multiple Lausanne musical productions and is part of the Germantown Youth Symphony Orchestra. Her proficiency on both the trumpet and violin has earned her with All-West honors, and she's been named an inventory chair of the Modern Music Masters Honor Society.
But her performance at Lausanne has been anything but one note. The National Merit Semifinalist is also a long-time swimmer and four-year member of the varsity swimming team, taking the role of co-captain for her senior season. She's also a gifted writer, part of the editorial board of Lausanne's PRISM literary magazine, and also chronicles stories for the Lynx student newspaper. As a dedicated member of the National Honor Society, Agnes has spent multiple mornings tutoring her fellow students in physics, chemistry, economics or mathematics, four subjects that she has won "Excellence in International Baccalaureate" year one class awards. The co-president of the Youth in Government Club also takes part in activities like the science bowl and Math Club.
She has won class excellence awards in French II Standard Level, Band Higher Level, Pre-International Baccalaureate Physics, and French III Higher Level. Agnes's dedication in the classroom has led to her being inducted into a myriad of honor societies like the national French, Science, and English honor societies. She has also been inducted into the prestigious Cum Laude society as well as the Sigma, Rho Kappa National Social Studies, and Quill and Scroll International honor societies.
Agnes has been recognized with a Yale Book Award, awarded for "outstanding personal character and intellectual promise." She placed sixth in the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad and locally, placed third in Geometry and fourth in Precalculus in the Tennessee Mathematics Teachers Association Math Contest.
"I would not be the person I am today if I had not attended Lausanne," she shares as she reflects on her time at Lausanne. "It has taught me to have a global outlook on the world, and I hope to find an environment just like Lausanne at college."
This senior profile was written by communications intern Phillip Kulubya '20.