For Lynx student and football extraordinaire Dallas Brown '21, being around his teammates feels like spending time with family, but the senior's Lausanne experience has allowed him to build the same bonds when he steps off the field as well.
"I love the sense of family and camaraderie amongst the Lausanne community no matter the classification," said Dallas. "My favorite Lausanne memory is being around my Lynx family at the 2019 Fall Carnival. Seeing the diversity and joy within the Lausanne Community was a sight to see."
During his time at Lausanne, Dallas has been able to engage in numerous opportunities on and off-campus. Whether it be through his Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) project junior and senior year, his time with the Varsity track team or his work with Bridge Builders Memphis, Dallas is active in many ways. Still, his favorite is playing with Lausanne's Varsity football team, and his time with the program has led to athletic achievements, including being a part of the 1st Team All-District in 2019 and the 2020 Preseason All-State Team.
Between various activities and helping the football team secure their next state championship, Dallas remains busy. However, the senior still manages to work toward building his future. As a full IB Diploma Program student, Dallas credits the program for helping him learn to manage his workload.
"I enjoy how well the IB Curriculum prepares me for collegiate studies," said Dallas. "It may be challenging, but the IB has changed my study habits as well as my ability to write papers efficiently. I feel as though it prepares me for interdisciplinary studies to cross over and to be well-rounded as a student and human being.
Through the IB program, the Lynx senior has also spent time connecting with the Memphis community through his service to others. Over the years, Dallas has volunteered with the Carpenter Art Garden MLK Day Community Action to help clean up neighborhoods in the area, collected goods for Crump Elementary School and helped pack goods with Memphis Artists for Change & Foodbank.
"I feel that the focus on community engagement provides the benefit of molding students into active citizens," said Dallas. "Engaging in the community has strengthened my ability to work with others in my community, plan events, and commit to events despite any adversity."
With all of his academic, philanthropic and athletic endeavors at Lausanne, Dallas has definitely made a memorable impact on the Lausanne community. Now that his senior year is coming to a close, Dallas will be heading to Davidson College to continue his passion for football at the collegiate level while studying biology, and we know without a doubt, he'll shine there too.