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Ethan Ferguson '18: Turning Dreams into a (Virtual) Reality

“Long story short, I am extremely proud that Lausanne has prepared me to have problems my peers at other schools might not normally have. I have unusual problems like: managing two concurrent cultural delegations at one time, keeping up with invoicing for my company, or being underdressed at a European presidential inauguration.  For example, I was recently informed that I will be entertaining a former international ambassador at our school.”

Interesting words from senior Ethan Ferguson ’18 as he discusses what he is most proud of as being a Lausanne student.

Last week, Ethan helped organize a program for the upper school learning from Polish students, teachers, and the Polish ambassador. 

In his last four years as a Lynx, Ethan has achieved much. Accomplishments such as studying Nano Technology at Vanderbilt University, serving as an ambassador for the Facing History organization, being a part of the Bridge Builders program for the past six years and fulfilling his dream of growing a Virtual Reality Design business.

On top of it all, Ethan is a candidate of the full International Baccalaureate (IB) program giving him a leg up when competing against other high school students in the nation.

“My experience of being in the IB program gave me a competitive edge when it came to being accepted to Governor’s School, Memphis in May’s foreign student exchange ambassador program to the Czech Republic and the Day Scholar program at Rhodes. The IB program has geared me towards helping others in my community, and this has been very rewarding in many ways.”

Part of that reward is the senior will be attending Rhodes College as a Day Scholar, planning to major in Computer Science. As a Day Scholar, Ethan will receive a grant towards a community project of his choice in our Memphis community. He plans to share his love of computers with the refugee community by teaching coding.

Between his Virtual Reality Design business and giving back to our Memphis community, we could not be more excited to see where else Ethan’s dreams take him.