Since John Henry Campbell '21 came to Lausanne in ninth grade, his engaging and memorable Lausanne experience has made him feel like a "Lynx for Life" from the very beginning.
"Starting at Lausanne my freshman year I didn't know anyone and felt like a stranger to the Lausanne community," said John Henry. "After the second week, when we went on our freshman class trip, I was immediately met with an amazing community and friends."
John Henry quickly began taking on leadership roles in the Lausanne community when he was elected as an SGA rep for the 9th grade during his Freshman Class Trip. The senior later served as the 2019-2020 SGA Secretary, in which he played a crucial role in planning school-wide events.
"Being a part of SGA was always my favorite part about being at Lausanne," said John Henry. "I was able to directly interact with the student body while also being able to put on events all the school could enjoy."
Balancing SGA with academics is an accomplishment itself, but the Lynx senior loved to embrace Lausanne's student opportunities and took on many extra-curricular activities.
John Henry became an active member of the Upper School Theater Department his Junior year, during which he became an Assistant Stage Manager for Lausanne productions. The senior's creative skills also extend into his role as editor for the Lausanne Broadcasting club "Lynx Live," where he artfully edits episodes played for the student body. The senior has also been involved in Junior Varsity Soccer, Varsity Track and Field, Marching/Concert Band, and Make-a-Wish throughout high school and has played Competitive Soccer outside of Lausanne.
John Henry is also an International Baccalaureate Candidate and has challenged himself to take five Higher Level IB courses, the highest amount you can take at Lausanne.
"Being in the Full-Diploma program offers immeasurable benefits," said John Henry. "You are constantly challenged as not only a student but as a person, especially since the Full-Diploma program focuses heavily on being well-rounded and being able to function in a highly global environment."
In August, John Henry was recognized as a Scholar of the College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program for excelling in the PSAT/NMSQT and as a Commended National Merit Scholar. In honor of his excellence in academics and extracurriculars, John Henry is a member of the National Honor, English, Rho Kappa, Science, Sigma, Thespian, and Quill and Scroll Societies.
John Henry is committed to Vanderbilt University, where he plans to major in Mechanical Engineering. The senior will always be a Lynx, but we look forward to seeing him take on the Vanderbilt experience this upcoming school year.
This senior profile was written by Sophie Manis '21.