Audrey Chatfield '20 has been a Lynx since 5th grade, and her time at Lausanne is something she will always cherish.
“I love the traditions at Lausanne, such as the middle school house system, tapping the seal and senior traditions like senior breakfast and senior drive-through,” Audrey said. “Every student is so invested in keeping these long-standing traditions alive. It makes me really feel that we are a part of a special community.”
As a member of the yearbook staff, a LynxLive participant, a Lausanne ambassador, President of the Student Government Association and Co-president of the International Thespians Club, Audrey had many roles over the years.
However, her fondest roles came from the ones she performed on EPAC's stage with Lausanne's theatre department.
“I have been in every show that I have been eligible for since I came to Lausanne and have loved every minute of it,” Audrey said.
Audrey's love for theatre has shown through her charismatic stage presence and has led to multiple awards including Thespian of the Year, Best Supporting Actress in a Drama, Best Leading Actress in a Musical, Excellence in Theatre Production and Excellence in Theatre Arts.
The senior plans to continue pursuing her passion after graduation as well, as she heads to Birmingham-Southern College to major in Musical Theatre, something she has gravitated toward for more than a decade.
“I feel lucky to be able to continue performing at the college level,” Audrey said.
She credits Lausanne and her involvement in theatre and student government with building her self-confidence and inspiring her to believe in herself.
“If you had told me in 5th grade that I would be Student Government President or Yearbook Editor in my senior year, I would never have believed it," Audrey said. "Lausanne gave me the freedom to pursue whatever goals I wanted, and the self-confidence to step out there and try."