The Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts Alumni Association held its annual service weekend July 6th-8th at the school’s campus. Over 180 alumni and friends of the school gathered to work on service projects for their alma mater. The alumni cleaned classrooms, pressure washed and built a float among other projects.
The alumni association was formed in 1985 and boasts over 5,000 members. The service weekend has been an annual tradition since 2008, and has saved the school-and the taxpayers-thousands of dollars over the years,
Not all the volunteers are LSMSA alumni however. LSMSA board member and LA District 51 Representative Beryl Amedee was on hand and pitched in by mopping floors and washing a bus. It is a measure of the bonds of community fostered by the LSMSA that her alumni come home each year to help their school. The Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts is a force for good in our state, and indeed our nation.