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Milanca Wang ’18: A Force to be Reckoned With

“When I did one of my college interviews, my interviewer asked me to describe what I would bring to the college campus. I gave a rather long-winded answer about pursuing your passions, trying out new things, and just doing what you wanted instead of thinking too long about it. Essentially, everything I think I contributed to Lausanne! He looked at me and told me he saw one word: Entrepreneurship. Reflecting on this experience, I realized that it’s true. It is a combination of Lausanne’s continual innovation and my drive that inspired this in me, and this is what I hope to leave in the lives beyond me.”

Milanca Wang ’18 truly did take advantage of the opportunities of continual innovation and seeking her own journey through Lausanne. Milanca has attended Lausanne since she was in Junior Kindergarten and has been a force to be reckoned with since her first day. She is an International Baccalaureate (IB) full-diploma candidate and plans to attend Brown University in the fall studying Economics. Milanca truly captures the essence of the IB program by excelling academically, athletically, and creatively.

The senior took advantage of the IB program by studying what she is particularly interested in, which is economics. Milanca received the Excellence in IB Economics Higher Level award and also wrote her extended essay on the topic of economics.

“I got an amazing opportunity to research something I was interested in with the IB Extended Essay. The research I did with state legislators and the question of their monetary compensation solidified my interests in Economics, with an emphasis in policy.”

Besides her love for economics, Milanca has thrived in many other areas of Lausanne. She was a member of Lausanne’s varsity soccer team, Rho Kappa Society, National Science Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Sigma Society, Cum Laude Society, Model United Nations, Debate team, Destination Imagination, National History Day club, and countless others. Outside of Lausanne, Milanca has taken courses at Harvard University, Stanford University, Volunteered at a hospital in China, attended Governor’s School for the Arts, and was selected to be in the All-State Honors band, University of Memphis Honors band, and the UT Martin Honors band.

“I will leave my wonderful teachers and amazing, supportive faculty behind me as I go forward. I really could not have become the person I am today without every aspect of what makes Lausanne unique. I will carry these memories with me as some of the happiest times in my life to date.”

Milanca: we are so proud of all you have accomplished as a Lynx. You embody an excellent International Baccalaureate student, and we hope it becomes a great tool as you go on to the Ivy Leagues!