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Greater New Orleans District Rally - Saturday, March 5, 2016

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.

Literary Rally Event

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

Participant Registration

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 Requirements

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:

  1. Each student may test in no more than one State Rally Literary Event.
  2. Students must be currently enrolled – or have been enrolled – in a course during the current school year to be eligible to participate in District and State Rally competition.
  3. Students repeating a course for a higher grade may not participate.  However, students repeating a course due to failure are eligible to participate.
  4. Students must be taking a Carnegie unit in the school in which they are enrolled. Thus, if a seventh or eighth grade student is taking a course which will earn a Carnegie Unit that will appear on the student’s high school transcript, then the student is eligible to participate in the literary event for this course.
  5. Students must meet the requirements for the Carnegie unit in the setting of the LHSRA active member school (students enrolled in a correspondence and/or dual enrollment course may participate).
  6. Students may not be native or primary speakers of a foreign language if they wish to compete in a foreign language event.  Students whose main language at home is other than English are considered to be native speakers of that particular language, and schools must certify that students are non-native speakers of the target language.
  7. Students must not represent their school more than once in the same event.
  8. Students should not seek to gain an unfair advantage by competing in events for which advanced credit has been earned or having been earned for courses in advanced standing (e.g. competing in Physical Science after completing a course in Chemistry).


Rally Day

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 Results

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.

Results are linked here.

To learn more, call 1-504-865-3240 or schedule your visit online.