Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) senior Rosie Shultz (’23) of Ruston has been selected as the school’s Student of the Year and will represent LSMSA in the state’s regional competition this spring.
Having served as president of both her sophomore and junior classes, Shultz is currently executive president of LSMSA’s Student Government Organization. She is a member of LSMSA’s Artist-in-Training program for Vocal Performance, the Associate of General Studies program at both LSMSA and NSU, LSMSA’s theatre department, and the school’s choir. Shultz has been selected multiple times for All State Choir, is heavily involved in Ruston Community Theatre, and serves as chairwoman of the Louisiana High School Democrats.
“Rosie excels both academically and in extracurricular activities and has shown tremendous leadership during her time at the Louisiana School,” said Executive Director Dr. Steve Horton. “We are proud to have her represent the spirit of excellence we strive for here at LSMSA.”
Students of the Year are selected based on academic achievement, leadership skills, character, and service to their schools and communities. Shultz and the other finalists from the area will submit portfolios of accomplishments, write samples, and participate in interviews, allowing a panel to assess each candidate’s communication and critical thinking skills.
LSMSA is a tuition-free, residential, public high school for high-achieving rising sophomores, juniors, and seniorswith a nominal room and board fee to cover housing, meals, and campus activities. The LSMSA Foundation offers assistance for families in need. For more information about the Louisiana School, including how to apply for the 2023-24 school year, visit http://www.LSMSA.edu.