Over the weekend of Feb. 14-15, hundreds of student athletes from across the U.S. converged on the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) for a weekend-long sports tournament.
LSMSA competed against sister schools Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS), the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts (ASMSA), and the Alabama School of Mathematics and Science (ASMS).
TAMS took first place in the tournament, with LSMSA coming in second, ASMSA taking third and ASMS getting fourth.
Due to LSMSA’s proximity to Northwestern State University’s facilities, the competition has been held at the school since 2013.
“It’s great for community building,” said Cayla Garrett (’20), “but I would love to go to their schools and see their campuses.”
Events included tennis, flag football, ultimate Frisbee, soccer, girls basketball, boys basketball, and volleyball. After the event, students were treated to an awards banquet and spirit competition, as well as an after party behind the Prudhomme residence hall.
“I really like the spirit competition,” said Sarah Johnson (’21). “I thought ASMSA had a great cheer routine.”
LSMSA has athletic opportunities in many disciplines, and allows students to play more competitively as a member of the local high schools’ teams.