LSMSA honors students at Future Scientist Program Banquet
New, rising and senior FSP members were honored at annual banquet.
Students who excelled in the sciences were honored at LSMSA's 13th annual Future Scientist Program (FSP) Banquet. The event was held on Saturday, May 4 at the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training.
During the banquet, the group recognized all of the new and rising members of the program. Each student received a certificate for their acceptance and their accomplishments.
Members of the Senior class who completed the program were also recognized. Each of the seniors received a medal in Excellence to wear at graduation and will receive an Excellence in Science at LSMSA’s Senior Recognition ceremony on May 17.
The seniors who received medals of Excellence were:
Jordan Byrd of Denham Springs
Marlies Carter of Madisonville
Colt Crain of Zachary
Ian Crochet of New Iberia
Jayaditya Deep of Natchitoches
Donavan Dowden of Shreveport
Myles Fabre of Baton Rouge
Grace Fields of Prairieville
Juliet Flanagan of Pearl River
Daniel Metzger of Slidell
John Cooper Miller of Natchitoches
Oluwatobi Ojemakinde of Shreveport
Ishika Patel of Many
Collin Serigne of Cut Off
Joan Sporer of Leesville
Jaiden Stark of DeRidder
Casey Tonnies of Bossier City
Chris Tonnies of Bossier City
Ben Walker of Mandeville
Recipients were introduced by Senior Lecturer of Chemistry Dr. Chris Hynes, who also serves as the department’s student research advisor, and Principal Lecturer of Biology and Department Chair Dr. Allison Landry.
LSMSA alumna Mila’na Thomas (’10) was the Keynote Speaker at the event. Thomas currently works as a research associate at the University of Texas at Dallas’s Material Science Department.
“I want to take the time to congratulate all of you on your accomplishments in the Future Scientist Program,” expressed Thomas in her address. “When I was here, I remember it being a lot of hard work, but it was worth the while because it taught me about service, how to mentor and pointed me into the direction of what I wanted to do.”
At the end of the banquet, Hynes and Landry recognized each of the faculty members within the Science Department, all of whom were mentors to students in the program.
Catering for the event was provided by Sodexo USA.
LSMSA’s Science Department has a diverse offering of courses not typically available in public high schools, and all courses are taught by instructors who have received the highest degree in their field. Those interested in taking advantage of the resources available in the sciences can apply for LSMSA’s 2019-2020 school year now at www.LSMSA.edu/apply.
Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) is the preeminent state-supported residential high school with competitive admissions for Louisiana's high-achieving, highly-motivated sophomores, juniors, and seniors. As a public school, there is no tuition to attend, and assistance from the LSMSA Foundation ensures the program is available to all qualifying students regardless of family financial need.