Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Senior Profile: Micah Cross '22
For Micah Cross '22, transferring to Lausanne in 10th grade was something that changed her life.
"I've become a more outgoing and academically successful person," Micah said. "I believe Lausanne has improved all aspects of my life - academics, community, and service."
According to Micah, she was quiet and reserved when she first arrived at Lausanne as a sophomore. She turned to theatre as a way to come out of her shell.
"I had done theatre before and decided to join Mrs. Bugg's Theatre 101 class as an elective," Micah shared. "The class encouraged me to become a part of the performances, and the two shows I did gave me more and more confidence. I think that's why I am such an outgoing person today."
With that once shy personality gone, Micah joined the varsity cheerleading team and became the Make-A-Wish coordinator for the Student Government Association. As she entered 11th grade, she decided to enroll in the International Baccalaureate's Diploma Programme.
"The level of my IB classes challenged me," Micah said. "The HL classes especially got me used to college-level work."
Micah rose to the challenge, excelled and was inducted into the National Honor Society. Those classes also helped her decide what path her career would take her.
"My chemistry class has greatly influenced what I wanted to major in," Micah said. "I didn't just wake up one day and decide my intended college path. I really began to understand it my junior year, which made me want to learn more. I am in my third year of chemistry and still enjoy doing the work, so I think that this is the subject that I need to further my knowledge in."
Micah is a dedicated volunteer, as well, inspired by one of her heroes.
"'Life's most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?' – a quote by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., resonates with me," Micah shares. She began volunteering in the community at Feed My Flock, the Urban Bicycle Food Ministry, MIFA and the Dorothy Day House. In total, she has volunteered for over 600+ hours to date.
Accepted to the University of Memphis, Spelman College, Tuskegee University, and Langston University, Micah plans to attend Spelman College, where she will major in chemistry with a minor in biology, focusing on animal science.
"I think Lausanne has given me the right amount of work and helped prepare me for college," Micah said. "Lausanne's stepping stones have prepared me for every year and made me confident that I will do well in the many academic years I have ahead of me."
Posted by Shayne Dotson