The Department of Creative and Performing Arts at the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts presented its end of year awards during a ceremony May 11 in the recital hall in the Center for Performance and Technology.

Audra Allen, director of the dance program presented awards to students who were voted on and chosen by their peers.

Allison Smith, a senior from Geismar, was presented the Best Ballet Dancer award.

Al Benner, director of instrumental, theory and composition programs, also presented awards.

Christopher Carter, a junior from Geismar, received a Certificate of Recognition for participation in music theory for four semesters and a Certificate of Achievement for highest overall score in second-year theory classes.