In late February, the University of Missouri announced seven students who received an invitation to join the prestigious Stamps Scholars Program. “Rebecca Price, Lausanne Collegiate; Germantown, Tennessee; International Business.” A Stamps Scholar receives a full scholarship, as well as access to an educational enrichment fund that allows them to design and develop their own projects that support their academic success. Our Lynx family is extremely proud to see senior Rebecca Price ’18 on the list of seven names.
“In the future, I hope to pursue business abroad and never stop learning, improving, and getting involved in my community,” Price says as she discusses what her future looks like.
If you look into Rebecca’s accomplishments, it is no surprise this prestigious honor was awarded to her. Price has interned for FedEx’s communication department, worked with the Confucius Institute of Memphis to help students learn Mandarin, and volunteered for the Germantown Library. She also played Varsity Soccer all four years of high school, spent countless hours participating in Bridge Builders Connect and Collaborate programs, and has received countless academic awards amongst her peers. She won first place in the West Tennessee State History Day competition, has been inducted into many honor societies-one including the prestigious Cum Laude society, and on top of it all is a full-diploma International Baccalaureate (IB) Candidate.
“Being able to take the IB Program and study Mandarin drew me to Lausanne, as well as being a part of a diverse, globally-minded community. I hope to leave a thirst behind in my classmates to not be afraid to try new things and to engage not only in the Lausanne community but more organizations in the greater Memphis community like Bridge Builders.”
Like it was mentioned earlier, it is no surprise Mizzou invited Rebecca to join this prestigious community of Stamp Scholars because of her hunger and excitement for new knowledge and changing her community for the better. Rebecca plans on studying International Business and feels her time at Lausanne has prepared her to do so. Through the senior internship program established at Lausanne, Rebecca interned for FedEx and was able to gain insight into the field she wants to go into. She believes the internship program along with the IB program has prepared her for the future inside and outside of the classroom.
“Lausanne has helped keep my love for learning alive and made so many opportunities available. The IB program has allowed me the space to study things I'm interested in and has shown me that there can be more than one answer to a question and more than one way to think about things.”
Well, Rebecca: your Lausanne family is so proud of you and wish you the best at Mizzou. We know you will change the world someday!