The Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) recognized its junior class at the school’s annual Ring Ceremony on April 29.
Family members and friends filled the seats of NSU’s Magale Hall and were welcomed by Executive Director Dr. Steve Horton. Senior Class President Ashley Green (’23) of Houma delivered the opening address before LSMSA Chief of Staff and Director of Administration Dr. John Allen gave the history and tradition of the LSMSA ring. The group was educated on ring etiquette by Senior Class Vice President Emma Cecchini (’23) of Cary, NC, before students lined up to receive their rings.
Each student was individually introduced by Green and Cecchini, then walked through the school’s traditional ceremonial ring arch on stage and were congratulated by Horton. Students were presented with their rings by family members, guardians, staff, faculty members, and friends, with photos courtesy of Robert Frederick to commemorate the event.
After the presentation of the rings, Horton provided a final address. The ceremony concluded with special musical performances by LSMSA Senior Lecturer of Mathematics and Computer Science and Math & Computer Science Department Chair Mr. David Andersen, including his original Louisiana School-specific song, “Cool School.”
LSMSA is a tuition-free, residential, public high school for high-achieving rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors with 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 or to apply for the 2023-24 school year, visit www.LSMSA.edu.