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Senior Profile – Carlin Sutter '21

Whether it is on the lacrosse field or in the classroom, Lausanne Senior Carlin Sutter '21 continually finds ways to help her fellow Lynx in her various extracurricular associations. Joining the Lausanne community in the 5th grade, Carlin has immersed herself in "The Lausanne Way," rooted in a global mindset prevalent throughout the student body.

As one of the oldest members on campus this year, the senior has grown to love this Upper School aspect.

Carlin says, "Our open-mindedness and inclusion for others is one of the things I love the most about being a part of the Lausanne student body. When I think of a Lausanne student, I see a picture of someone who will go out of their way to make a classmate feel welcomed into this community."

During her time at Lausanne, the senior has done precisely that. During her sophomore year, Carlin had the opportunity to give back to those in need within the local Memphis community by participating in the Sophomore Internship program. As an intern at Church Health in Crosstown, she helped provide health care and services to those with little or no access to those types of needs. Recently, this past November, Carlin '21 continued with her passion for volunteerism by making sandwiches for the homeless at St. Mary's Soup Kitchen, where she frequently goes to serve throughout the year.

In alignment with the values of Lausanne's Creativity, Activity and Service program, the senior can find a balance between all of her passions at Lausanne. As a 4-year member of the Lady Lynx Varsity Lacrosse team, Carlin '21 has played a pivotal role in helping the team accomplish significant successes on the field. 

In addition, the senior holds leadership as one of the Co-Editors-in-Chief of the Lynx Link, Lausanne's student-run newspaper. She also serves as a 4-year member of the Lausanne Student Ambassador program, where she gets to "make a classmate feel welcomed into the community."

With all of her extracurricular passions, the senior also finds time to be a Full International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidate. As a member of the National Honor, English and Quill and Scroll Honor Societies, Carlin appreciates the program's uniqueness, allowing her to differentiate herself from peers at other schools.

"I love how the program teaches me how to think critically and encourages me to be unique. Not only do I learn rigorous and advanced concepts, but I also learn the importance of self-reflection." Carlin also says, "The skills that I am learning in this two-year program are ones which I know will benefit me throughout college greatly. I'm learning to manage my time, extracurriculars and academic commitments."

As Carlin prepares for Graduation this spring, she will never forget one of the most impactful experiences of her life, which she credits to Lausanne.

"During my Junior year, ten other Lausanne students and I traveled to Belize to partner with Santa Elena Primary School. I had the privilege to work with fifth graders to create their own stories about local Belizean folklore and culture." The senior says, "The experience allowed me
to not only learn about Belizean culture myself but also to help students interact with their own cultures."


While Carlin is still waiting on several college decisions, she has gained admission from CU Boulder, University of California, Santa Cruz and University of Tennessee at Knoxville. The Lausanne community will always be proud of this senior.

*This Senior Profile was written by Justice Crawford '21. 

Posted by Shayne Dotson at 08:55