Anyone who has ever met her can attest that kindness is a strong suit of Senior Elizabeth Surbrook ’21, and her intelligence matched with her drive to help humanity sends her above and beyond.
From volunteering at the Humane Society of Memphis and Lynx Serve, organizing a clothing and food donation for Memphis Union Mission, being the President of Lausanne’s Best Buddies Program and President of Big Lynx Little Lynx, Elizabeth spends a large amount of her time participating in Memphis outreach and positively contributing to her community. She is also a Senior Ambassador Officer for Lausanne’s Ambassador Program.
Outside of volunteering, Elizabeth is an extremely driven athlete. She is Co-Captain for Varsity Girls Soccer at Lausanne and has done Pole Vaulting, to which she placed 1st in State Level 6 in 2018 and 3rd in State Level 7 in 2019. She also has a long history of being a skilled gymnast where she placed 2nd in the State Championship Level 6 in 2018 and 3rd Place State Floor Championship Level 7 in 2019.
The Senior is also an IB Full Diploma Candidate at Lausanne, allowing her to challenge herself in the classroom every day. She is a member of the Cum Laude Society, National Honor Society, where she serves as Vice President, Sigma Society, Science NHS, Rho Kappa Society, National English Honors Society, and Spanish Society.
The IB focuses on global engagement, and the Senior had the opportunity to engage in this focus in her IB Anthropology class.
“In my anthropology class, we have been involved in a global partnership with students from other countries where we exchange information about our daily lives in our respective countries. From this experience and others like it, I have been able to draw connections and appreciate the differences between us and our partner classes by gaining specific information about them that I would not have otherwise.”
The senior dominates in the classroom, exhibited by her class awards, including Excellence in DP Sports, Exercise and Health Science SL - Year 1 and DP Physics HL - Year 1, Excellence in Ceramics, and Spanish III HL.
“Going into college, I feel more prepared having participated in the IB program because it has forced me to develop good study habits that I know will be useful in the future. It has also allowed me to take challenging classes in fields such as physics and exercise science which has given me a better idea of the things I may be interested in studying in college.”
While Elizabeth is still making final decisions, she has already received acceptance into Elon University, Belmont, College of Charleston, Trinity University, Butler, and UTC. We are excited to see what comes next for Elizabeth and have confidence that she will dominate any field she decides to pursue.
This Senior Profile was written by Sophie Manis '21.