LSMSA students participate in leadership retreat


Twenty-seven students and two chaperones from the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts participated in a leadership retreat at Hodge’s Garden State Park Jan. 20-22. Chaperones for the trip were Jenny Schmitt, assistant director of student leadership and community engagement, and John Birch, director of enrollment services. Those attending include Adreanna Queen, a junior from Natchitoches; Alena Noakes, a junior from Dry Prong; Alexis Parsons, a junior from Maurice; Amber Triche, a junior from Houma; Amy Liu, a junior from Alexandria; Ben Walker, a sophomore from Mandeville; Brielle Dunn, a sophomore from Denham Springs; Dennis Keo, a junior from Buras; Emma Simpson, a junior from Shreveport; Hannah Rice, a junior from Mandeville; Jessenia Ortiz, a junior from Oberlin; Jordan Smith, a sophomore from Geismar; Kaitlyn Randall, a junior from Vidalia; Lauren Rains, a junior from Zachary; Lyrren Mwaghore, a junior from Luling; Makayla Dupree, a junior from Jeanerette; Marcus Shallow, a junior from Elton; Marlies Carter, a sophomore from Madisonville; Michael Bass, a junior from Bossier City; Olivia Gotte, a junior from Iota; Presley Simmons, a junior from Walker; Rachel Judson, a sophomore from Lake Charles; Sarah Wells, a junior from Ball; Will Heitman, a sophomore from Baton Rouge; Xavier Banks, a junior from New Iberia; Sofia Rivera, a junior from Covington; and Morgan Phelps, a sophomore from Baton Rouge. Pictured are, front row, from left, Kaitlyn Randall, Lauren Rains, Rachel Judson, Morgan Phelps and Sofia Rivera; second row, from left, Olivia Gotte, Makayla Dupree, Adreanna Queen, Amy Liu and Jenny Schmitt; third row, from left, Sarah Wells, Xavier Banks, Lyrren Mwaghore, Brielle Dunn, Alena Noakes and Dennis Keo; fourth row, from left, Alexis Parsons, Emma Simpson, Jessenia Ortiz, Amber Triche, Jordan Smith, Marlies Carter, Hannah Rice and Ben Walker; and fifth row, from left, Presley Simmons, Marcus Shallow, John Birch, Will Heitman and Michael Bass.