From being a full IB Diploma Programme student to being a part of the National Honor Society and the Science National Honor Society, Kimberly Kerr '20 has excelled during her Lausanne experience and become a life-long learner with high aspirations.
While Kimberly's academics were always a priority, she also found time to pursue her extracurricular interests. The senior is quite the musician, winning awards for her flute prowess at both the Mid-South High School Soloist Competition and the High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. Not to mention her keen eye as a visual artist where she has won awards in pottery and ceramics and graphic design.
But she also cares for her community. As a volunteer at the West Cancer Center and the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County, she learned the value of teamwork and humility. She also spent time tutoring math at Mathnasium in Germantown, something that’s equally hard and rewarding.
Although Kimberly's academics and extracurriculars kept her schedule busy, she is thankful for the friendships she built and the memories she made along the way.
"One of the things I will miss most about Lausanne is the friends I've made, but I'm looking forward to college and my future at the University of Michigan," Kimberly said. “I feel that Lausanne has prepared me for the social aspects of life as it has taught me to accept everyone and work with others."
Much like Lausanne, the University of Michigan provides a diverse student body and academic rigor Kimberly thrives in. From Lynx to Wolverine, Kimberly is eager to jump in with both feet once college classes start.
“I want to double major in mechanical engineering and computer science because both fields have been of interest to me since middle school, and if I work hard, I will have many job opportunities,” Kimberly added.
As Kimberly departs Memphis for Lansing, she is leaving a legacy of commitment and compassion at her alma mater.