Lauren Gossen is graduate

Natchitoches, LA. - Lauren Gossen, daughter of Nick and Ann Gossen of Crowley, was one of 103 students from the 25th graduating class of the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts in Natchitoches.

The graduation ceremony was held in Pather Coliseum on the campus of Northwestern State University on Saturday, May 23, 2009. Lauren graduated with a 3.7 GPA and and ACT score of 34.

A former student at Notre Dame High School in Acadia Parish, Lauren was able to take advanced courses in astronomy, astrobiology, chemistry II, chaos theory, modern physics, electronics, physics III, thermodynamics, observational astronomy, robotics, calculus, calculus II, calculus III, vector calculus, and macroeconomics at the Louisiana School.

During Lauren’s tenure at the Louisiana School, she was a member, both her junior and senior year, of the Science Club, the Young Republicans, the Future Scientist Program, and the Mu Alpha Theta, and a member of the Speech and Debate Club her senior year. She served as junior class vice-president, senior class secretary, Speech and Debate Club treasurer her senior year, Science Club president her senior year, and vice-president of the Young

Replicans her senior year.

Lauren was a member of th Science Quiz Bowl Team placing 3rd at state competition both her junior and senior year, and as a member of Mu Alpha Theta she participated in Mu Alpha Alpha, a college-undergraduate math competition.

The Louisiana School awarded Lauren Certificates for Excellence for her performance in both mathematics and the sciences. She was also presented an award by the Future Scientist Program for the most physics classes taken, seven above graduation requirements,

Lauren was accepted for admission into Louisiana State University, Illimois Institute for Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Florida Institute of Technology, Auburn University, and Boston University. She has accepted a tuition-paid scholarship to Louisiana State University where she will be continuing her studies majoring in physics with a concentration in astronomy.

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