2024 District Literary Rally

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November 15, 2023McNeese District Registration form opens & emails will go out to Coordinators
Two Options:
November 15, 2023
November 29
State Rally hosts High School Coordinator Zoom meeting at 3pm
*State Rally will send out the invite if you have registered your school with them
Updated to
January 15, 2024
to give schools more time
Registration entry form with ALL students names
entered and registration fee in the mail.

SWLRA attn: Kourtney Istre
McNeese State University
Box 91740
Lake Charles, LA, 70609

Divisions I, II, & III        $80/school
Divisions IV & V           $55/school    

All checks made payable to SWLRA.
All Literary contestants must be registered on the excel file and email it back to me by 4:00 pm to kistre@mcneese.edu
February 7, 2024Deadline for Literary Substitutions – 12:00 pm (Substitutions need to be emailed to kistre@mcneese.edu)
February 24, 2024Southwest Louisiana Literary Rally @ McNeese Test start at 9:00AM SHARP!!!
March 23, 2024State Rally, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge Check the LSU State Rally Website for location and times lhsra.org
2024 Literary Rally

** McNeese’s Spring Preview Day is the same day as Literary Rally. February 24, 2024 – All students are invited.

Questions or Concerns?

Call Kourtney Istre Nunez at 337-475-5505 or kistre@mcneese.edu

Rally Day Reminders:

  • Students need to bring their own #2 pencils/NO pencil sharpeners will be available on rally day, so bring extras. 
  • Students should dress in layers(some classrooms are cold as others are warm).
  • All of the test start at 9:00am sharp, so please make sure to arrive early.  Students only have an hour to take their test.  
  • Students need to know how to circle in a scantron answer sheet.  The scantrons will be provided by the test proctors.  Make sure to print your name legibly on the scantron answer sheet so it may be scored
  • Know which test are allowed to use calculators & which calculators are allowed. Visit the State Rally website for info  https://lhsra.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Calculator-use-policies-2024.pdf
  • Unofficial results will be posted at the Student Union Annex (#21 on Campus Map) the day of rally starting around 10:30am until all tests are turned in, which are normally completed around noon.  Students please remember that these are unofficial results, so remember that a lot can change once test packets are double checked the following Monday & Tuesday.  Once results are finalized, official results will be posted on the district rally website (which won’t happen until probably Wednesday, February 28th).
  • The McNeese District Rally Coordinator will then email State Rally (LSU) our districts results, so they know who is eligible to attend on March 23, 2024 the State Rally Test
  • Students to participate in Spring Preview Day on rally day if they are able to attend. Visit this link to see the agenda 
  • The University Bookstore(# 20 Bookstore) will be open from 8:30am-11:30pm in the Student Union.

*School Buses should unload the students on campus and then park at either the softball field or football field. We have several events occurring on campus this day and will need access to all of the parking lots.