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 located in the Center for Performance and Technology in Natchitoches.

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

Jeffrey Sykes, a senior from Holden, received one of two Most Spirited Awards.

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

Bryce Cason, a junior from Denham Springs, received a Certificate of Award for selection to the 2014 Louisiana Music Educators’ Association All-State Concert Band and to the 2015 LMEA District II Cavalier Honor Band and a Certificate of Achievement for his junior oboe recital.

Three students received a Certificate of Award for selection to the 2015 LMEA District II Lafitte Honor Band, including Marcos Cecchini and Carrie Thomas, sophomores from Denham Springs.

Charles Jones, principal lecturer of piano, presented certificates of excellence in piano to several students, including Victoria Wilson.

Wilson, a senior from Springfield, was awarded for participation in piano for all six semesters at LSMSA, rating superior at the LMTA District Piano Rally and rating excellent and superior at the NFMC Piano Solo competition.

Jeff Thomakos, director of theater, presented awards that were all voted on by the students.

Erykah Wells, a junior from Hammond, was awarded Best Newcomer; and Nick Lipscomb, a junior from Denham Springs, was awarded MVP Junior.

Jordan Williams, a senior from Denham Springs, was honored for outstanding achievement in digital photography and received a creative writing award.

Victoria Wilson, a senior from Springfield, received a Certificate of Recognition for participation in chorale for four semesters.