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LSMSA to Celebrate 29th Graduating Class

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
Luke Hebert

NATCHITOCHES - The Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) will hold its 2013 Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, May 25 at 2 p.m. in Northwestern State University's Prather Coliseum Arena in Natchitoches.

This year LSMSA's 29th graduating class is comprised of 95 students. Since the school's establishment in 1983, over 4,000 graduates have earned more than 184 million dollars in merit-based scholarships. One hundred percent of our graduates also qualify for TOPS.

LSMSA is proud to have students from almost every parish in the state. Luke Hebert, son of Jake and Helen Hebert of Bayou Pigeon, will be part of LSMSA's 29th graduating class.

The Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts is Louisiana's only public residential high school for high ability students from around the state. Established by the state legislature in 1983, LSMSA offers training in math, science, the humanities, foreign languages, and the arts taught by a faculty where more than 70% have P.h.D.s or terminal degrees in their field. Because of the faculty's high level content knowledge, the teachers can involve students in meaningful research and develop in their students a love of learning that equips for real world problem solving.

Our 29th graduating class will be Louisiana's next generation of doctors, lawyers, chemists, engineers, physicists, artists, musicians, writers, mathematicians, analysts, and professors. LSMSA is proud to add the members of the 2013 senior class to their list of alumni who are making a difference here in Louisiana and beyond.

LSMSA tuition is free to Louisiana residents. The school's facilities are located at 715 University Parkway in the historic city of Natchitoches. For more information about the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts, please visit the school's website at www.lsmsa.edu.