Lausanne cheerleading has become a staple in the life of Maggie Spence ’19, and helped create a greater sense of positivity and community with her fellow cheerleaders as well as the school.
Maggie has been cheering since the fifth grade, but when she isn’t cheering on her fellow Lynx, she is leading the French and C.A.R.E.S club as president and is heavily involved in community service.
“I am very involved in my community through service and finding ways to make life better for those around me, whether that is being an ambassador for my school through cheer and the ambassador program, volunteering at Neighborhood Christian Center or helping comfort cancer patients through their chemotherapy treatments by making them warming blankets,” Maggie said.
Through Lausanne’s student connections, Maggie has had the opportunity to get to know the teachers through classroom interactions, extra-curricular activities and international travels.
As Maggie looks to the future and finds interest in Tulane, Emory and George Washington University, she can reflect on the past that helped shape her into who she, like memories of cheering on sporting events, spending countless hours in the senior lounge and the support from a teacher who consistently encourages her.
“Dr. Hodges has encouraged me most throughout my life,” Maggie said. “She always has a smiling face and is always willing to give advice. Throughout the last two years, having her as both a teacher and advisor has benefited me greatly because she helps build me up during stressful times and gives me a safe space to vent and be myself.”