Jeff Chai '20 has always been proud to be a Lynx, evident by his perfect attendance all four years of high school, his academic and extracurricular achievements, and his love for the Lausanne community.
"I'm going to miss the people and the atmosphere that Lausanne provided because it always felt very welcoming," Jeff shared. "It always felt as if my instructors were more than just teachers but also friends and mentors."
The comfortability Jeff felt in his classroom environment pushed him to succeed academically, which resulted in multiple honors society inductions including the National Honors Society, Rho Kappa Society, National Chinese Honors Society, and Science National Honors Society.
Over the years, the well-rounded senior also pursued his interests and built different skills through various extracurricular endeavors. His athletic abilities brought him to the soccer field, where he played as a member of the JV and Varsity team throughout high school. Jeff also played the flute in the band and was a member of the Ultimate Frisbee Club, Model United Nations, Knowledge Bowl Club, and the Robotics team.
Through all of Jeff's activities at Lausanne, he still found time for his biggest passion: Esports. Jeff is the captain of Lausanne's Esports League of Legends team and has been a member since his junior year. His love for the game played a role in his choice for college as well.
"I am headed to Illinois Wesleyan University because I want to compete in their esports team after being the captain of Lausanne's League of Legends team for two seasons," Jeff shared. "I love the competitiveness and teamwork I experienced at Lausanne that took us to playoffs in the high school league and I want to continue that in college."
Along with his goal of playing Esports at the collegiate level, he plans to major in mathematics, both of which he believes he will be successful due to his Lynx experience.
"I definitely feel like Lausanne has prepared me for the future," Jeff said. "My time here showed me how to manage a heavy workload and how a community should be welcoming and pushing you to be better, and these are things that will help me in college."