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La. School for Math, Science & the Arts (2023)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-10-20

Duration: 00:06:54

Subjects: Education | Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts


  • LeBlanc, Karen Host
  • Huguet, William Interviewee
  • Yu, Peter Interviewee
  • Adjignon, Ade Interviewee
  • Kelly, Anderson Interviewee
  • Horton, Steve Interviewee
  • Shumate, Emily Interviewee
  • Upadhyay, Kushal Interviewee
  • Dees, Alayna Interviewee
  • Ebarb, Bill Interviewee
  • Stephens, Kyle Interviewee
  • Anderson, Jason Interviewee
  • Washington, Randi Interviewee


This segment from the October 20, 2023, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen LeBlanc’s visit to the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts (LSMSA) in Natchitoches, the state’s only publicly funded boarding school. LeBlanc reports that the school, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, was named as one of the world’s best boarding schools by Fortune Magazine. She interviews: Willim Hugeut, senior; Peter Yu, junior; Ade Adjignon, senior; Anderson Kelly, junior; Dr. Steve Horton, executive director and CEO; Emily Shumate, the director of enrollment management; Kushal Upadhyay, senior; Alyana Dees, senior; Bill Ebarb, special assistant to the executive director; Kyle Stephens, history lecturer; Dr. Jason Anderson, interim director of academic affairs; and Randi Washington, director of the living community.