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More than a quarter of a million Louisiana high school students participate in ten District Rallies held throughout the state with some 6,000+ district winners advancing to State Rally at Louisiana State University. Below you will find information about the Greater New Orleans District Rally held annually at Loyola University New Orleans.
All District Literary Rallies will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016. State Rally will be held at Louisiana State University on Saturday, April 16, 2016.
Loyola University New Orleans will host 48 literary events. Loyola offers 44 events that are also offered at State as well as four additional language events (French IV, Spanish IV, Latin I and Latin II).Literary Events offered during District and State rallies
Participants are registered by their school’s rally coordinator.
Prior to the day of rally, high school coordinators will give each participant an admission ticket which will have the time and location of their test.
If a registered participant is unable to attend rally, the student must notify their school’s rally coordinator.
Eligibility for all 44 State Rally Literary Events is limited to students enrolled in a Louisiana High School Rally Association (LHSRA) active member school and certified by a District Rally Director as a Bona Fide Qualifier. Any student not certified as a qualifier by a District Rally Director WILL NOT be allowed to compete in State Rally. Any student found competing in State Rally who was not certified by a District Rally Director WILL BE DISQUALIFIED from State Rally competition and the appropriate sanctions may be made against his/her school by the Executive Director. Additional eligibility rules are as follows:
Tests will be given at 9:00 am and 10:30 a.m. Each participant will receive an admission ticket with their test location and test time. Participants should bring this ticket with them on test day.
Each test will last one hour. Students who arrive late may still test but will receive only the time remaining.
Students should bring their own supply of sharpened No. 2 pencils and pens (if applicable). Students testing in subjects that allow calculators (mathematics, chemistry and physics) are responsible for supplying their own approved calculator. Students should ensure they have working calculators prior to the event. The testing site will not have an extra supply of calculators or batteries.
Loyola will supply an answer sheet for each student and scratch paper, if needed. Tests, answers sheets and scratch paper will be turned in at the end of testing.Calculator Policy
Rally participants who achieve the highest score in their events are ranked first through fifth place. Ranked students will receive certificates. Students ranked in the top three will also receive medals.
Not all ranked students move on to State. The number of State Qualifiers depend on the number of schools in each division.