LSMSA students compete at annual district literary rally

Forty-two students from the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) participated in the Division III Northwest Louisiana District Literary Rally, which was held at Northwestern State University on Feb. 23.

Students from across the region tested in teams or individually in 47 different academic areas, with those who tested highest in their field gaining the chance to participate in the State Literary Rally at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge on April 6. Of these academic disciplines, LSMSA students registered in 25 areas and received 15 medals, making up nearly a third of medal receivers for the district.

LSMSA students who received medals were Karan Baker (’20) in Fine Arts, Annalise Bates (’21) in English II and French I, Andre Bourque (’20) in World History, Jordan Byrd (’19) in Calculus II, Steely Forrester (’20) in English III and French II, Colton Hayes (’21) in French III, John Heying (’20) in Calculus, Mila Griffith (’20) in Physics, Victoria McMillan (’21) in Chemistry, Lily Orgeron (’19) in English IV, Aubrey Prewitt (’21) in Spanish III, Stephen Wheat (’21) in Biology I and Skylar Yan (’20) in Pre-Calculus.

All of LSMSA’s medal recipients will be advancing to the state competition. Joining them will be Olufunke Adeleye (’20) in Spanish II, William Casey (’19) in Journalism I, Alina Chaisson (’20) in Spanish, Danielle Gonzalez (’19) in Functions and Statistics, Samuel Konur (’20) in Government, Parker Mclemore (’21) in Geometry, Van Pandian (’21) in Computer Science and Anna Sloan (’20) in French II.

While testing, students receive a rating of “Superior,” “Excellent,” “Very Good” or “Good.” LSMSA students who received Superior ratings in their respective areas but were not chosen to advance to state level were Cera Aex (’21) in Geometry, Trace Hilbun (’20) in English III and Lucy Silverman (’21) in English II.

Other LSMSA students who participated in the event were Alaina Bachman (’21), Caleb Baham (’21), Chirstan Bates (’20), Luke Boston (’19), Anna Cattar (’21), Paige Delsa (’21), Elyse Duplantier (’19), Piper Gilmore (’21), Emery Haynes (’20), Camille Hollier (’20), Alyssa Hooper (’21), Julianne Le (’20), Jason Min (’20), Sara Mixon (’20), Sara Moore (’20) and Zachary Schleter (’19).

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