From the beginning of her journey at Lausanne freshman year, Anjali Borschel '21 has taken advantage of opportunities to contribute to the multitude of extracurricular communities she proudly participates in positively.
As President of the National Honor Society, Big Lynx Little Lynx and Vice President of the International Thespian Society Troupe, Anjali plays significant roles in the Lausanne community, literally and figuratively!
Since her freshman year, Anjali has participated in nearly every theater production, such as Legally Blonde, Lord of the Flies, Once Upon A Mattress, Incognito, and various One Acts. Most recently, she had the opportunity to play the lead role of Heche in the Fall 2020 Play, Trapped. The senior has indeed found her home on the EPAC stage with Lausanne's Theater Department and credits some of her favorite memories at Lausanne to the loving theatre community.
"Performing 'What You Want' at the Orpheum Theater for the High School Musical Theater Awards with the cast of Legally Blonde is an experience that I will always be thankful to have had," said Anjali. "Music and theatre are a place that I can always go to for an escape. There is such an incredible community of support that comes with being part of LUST (Lausanne Upper School Theatre), and I'm so glad I got to grow and improve alongside all these talented artists".
Outside of Lausanne Theater, Anjali has taken her passions to the next level by competing in the Region's Shakespearean Competition, where she placed 2nd in 2020. This past summer, the Lynx senior was awarded a scholarship to the selective Governor's School for the Vocal Arts, where she studied at the collegiate level for three weeks.
While holding immense leadership commitments to her myriad of extracurriculars, Anjali still manages to be a member of the rigorous International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. With taking 5 Higher Level Courses, the senior feels that the curriculum has taught her fundamental lessons regarding learning methods.
"The IB's biggest benefit is teaching students how to learn, not necessarily what to learn, said Anjali. "For college, I definitely feel prepared to learn about things that I am not familiar with because of the skills that I have developed through IB."
Another aspect the graduating senior values about Lausanne is the opportunity to take part in international connections. In one of her favorite classes, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Anjali has had memorable interactions with students around the world.
"In my Anthropology class, we've talked with students from Belarus, Taiwan, Russia and many other countries," said Anjali. "It is so enriching to learn about other students across the globe. It's an excellent way to learn about unfamiliar cultures from students just like us."
As Anjali prepares to leave her beloved Lausanne family, she will always remember what makes Lausanne the fantastic place it is: the student body.
"The diversity of the student body is easily my favorite thing about Lausanne. I truly believe that the students are what make the school and I am so glad that I have had so many opportunities to learn about my peers' cultures and lives in this environment".
While Anjali is still awaiting decisions from various colleges, she knows that she will double major in Sociology and Music this fall. Regardless of where this Lynx ends up, we know that she will end up in the spotlight!
This senior profile was written by Lausanne student Justice Crawford '21.