LSMSA invites community to 40th anniversary celebration

The Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) will celebrate its 40th anniversary throughout the weekend of Sept. 29-30. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, former students and employees, parents, and the community are invited to attend the celebration, visit Natchitoches, and enjoy the Natchitoches Classic Car Show.


On Friday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m., the school will host a program located in Treen Auditorium in LSMSA’s High School Building, 715 University Parkway, with keynote speaker retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Lenny Richoux (’85). “A Panel for the Decades” will be moderated by retired Director of Admissions Dr. Sharon Sturdivant Williams and will feature the following alumni, faculty, staff, and parents: Dewey Scandurro (’86); Jason Neville (’97); Dr. Bill Luster (’01); Alex Robertson (’14); Haley Flynn (’22); retired faculty/staff Dr. Bill Ebarb and Dr. Linc Hall; and parents Christie Weeks and Melissa Benson.

At 5 p.m. that evening, the LSMSA Foundation will host ticketed cocktails and dinner at The Venue on Front Street, with the opportunity to enjoy fireworks on the riverbank after the event. On Saturday, Sept. 30 at 11 a.m., the LSMSA Parents’ Council will host a community picnic on the front lawn of the High School Building. All events are open to the public, and tickets are available at

LSMSA, ranked one of the World’s Best Boarding Schools by Fortune magazine, is a tuition-free, 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 to ensure no eligible student is denied the school’s 40-year legacy of a premium college-level living/learning experience. For more information about the Louisiana School or to submit your application for enrollment, visit