Ruhi Natarajan ‘19 has attended Lausanne since junior-kindergarten and she credits her academic success to her family, friends and teachers.
“My family has taught me that hard work is the key to success and to forge my own path while remaining loyal to my roots,” Ruhi said. “My teachers have taught me to learn holistically and always seek more perspectives, as they have made me a well-rounded student and my friends have taught me how to love and care for others, as well as to not take life too seriously and truly enjoy the moment”
With her family coming to the US from India, Ruhi has grown up immersed in both Indian and American culture, making Lausanne a natural fit for her diverse background.
“One thing I love about being a Lausanne student is being able to express my own culture and individuality, while also learning about that of others,” said Ruhi. “I appreciate the small class sizes and building relationships with my peers and teacher.”
Ruhi has served as President of the Class of 2019 all four years of high school and has spent her time at Lausanne embracing numerous opportunities the school offers. She is co-editor of the Lynx Link Newspaper, co-president of the Speech and Debate Club, EDTA Liaison of the Thespian society and is a member of National Honor Society, Quill and Scroll Society, Model UN, Rho Kappa Honor Society, Science Honor Society and Sigma Honor Society.
She also participates in theatre, where she does student-directed one acts, the fall play and the spring musical.
“My favorite tradition at Lausanne is the cast dinner at Chili’s on the Saturday of show week for every performance, said Ruhi. “It is a great time for the cast to bond, reminisce about the show and relax after several weeks of hard work putting a production together.”
Ruhi has experienced so much during her time at Lausanne that has made her experience special and through extra-curricular activities, different leadership positions and the education she has received, she be well prepared as she begins her new journey at Vanderbilt in the fall.
This senior profile was written by communications intern Isaac Weiss '19