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Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts students competed March 31 at the 35th annual Foreign Language Festival hosted by the Department of Languages and Communication at Southeastern Louisiana University. LSMSA was named Best School Overall Tier 2 in Spanish and French.

Students from the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts in Natchitoches competed at the 35th annual Foreign Language Festival hosted by the Department of Languages and Communication at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond on March 31.

LSMSA was recognized as Best School Overall Tier 2 (fewer than than 600 students) in Spanish and French, for which the students earned a trophy.

Individual student results included Elyse Duplantier, a sophomore from Zachary, first place in French Poetry Level 2; Hannah Miller, a junior from Baton Rouge, first place in French Poetry Level 3; Colt Crain, a sophomore from Zachary, first place in French Prose Level 2; Grace Fields, a sophomore from Prairieville, second place in French Extemporaneous Speaking Level 1; Claire Lucas, a junior from Baton Rouge, first in French Extemporaneous Speaking level 2; Jaci Templet, a junior from Gonzales, first place in Spanish Extemporaneous Speaking Level 2; and Rachel Schnadelbach, a sophomore from Hammond, second place in Spanish Poetry Level 1.

Other competitors included Juan Cecchini, a sophomore from Denham Springs; and Jordan Byrd, a sophomore from Denham Springs.