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GRANT SUPPORTS STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ONLINE ACADEMY AT LSMSA A $25,000 grant from the Virginia Martin Howard Foundation provided tuition assistance to 45 students participating in the Online Academy offered through LSMSA. The Online Academy is for gifted or high potential seventh-, eighth- and ninth-grade students who wish to receive advanced high school credit. Student admission to the program is selective and students must meet at least two of the eligibility requirements, which include participation in a school gifted program, recommendation by a gifted and talented designated teacher, scores on national tests in the 90th percentile, or recognized by Duke TIP or other noted program. Participants may register for Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Spanish I, French I, Latin I, Earth Science, Civics or Fine Arts Survey. Courses will provide a rich educational experience for participating students. These courses are rigorous, filled with engaging lessons, manipulatives and activities to address a student’s deeper understanding of the course content. This is the second year the Virginia Martin Howard Foundation has supported the Online Academy with a grant.

Bill New, President

Beth Colvin (’98)

Michael E. Robertson, II (’91),   Vice President

Heidi Gomez (’92)

Micah Luftig (’94), Treasurer John Pritchard (’88),  Secretary Rodney Allen Ashley Amy (’94) Larry Bossier

Jane Kang (’91) Leizl Montecillo (’01) Seema Patel (’96) Mary Ellen Slayter (’95) Niescja Turner (’90) Renu Swartz (’85)

The LSMSA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and donations are tax deductible. • Mail a check payable to LSMSA Foundation to: 715 University Parkway, Natchitoches, LA  71457 • Online at • Set up a monthly auto pay through your bank (ACH) • Volunteer — email

EVERYDAY GIVING Use for your online purchases and a percentage of your purchase will be donated back to LSMSA.

Melody Toyphommarath, ’14

New! Add LSMSA to your Kroger Rewards Card. Link LSMSA’s NPO number 66870 to the Community Rewards section of your Kroger account page and support LSMSA each time you shop with your Kroger Plus Shopper’s Card. Save your Community Coffee UPC’s and mail them to the Foundation for use in the Cash For Schools program. Note: The LSMSA Foundation is not eligible for Box Tops for Education. For more ways to give, including credit card programs, visit

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The Gift, Spring 2017 issue  

The Gift, Spring 2017 issue