DLMI prepares for Olympics

Staff reports
Pictured is DLMI male students in the 400 yard relay.

The LA schools participating were Baton Rouge Marine Institute, Bayou Lafourche Marine Institute, Donaldsonville LA Marine Institute, Jefferson Parish Marine Institute, Northeast LA Marine Institute, Red River Marine Institute and Southwest LA Marine Institute.  The following students from DLMI attended: Frank Bernard, Devontae Sanders, Jesston Banister, Payton Bishop, Robert Anderson, Rhen Acosta, Oseco Diggs.

According to the Olympic Charter "Olympism" is defined as a philosophy of life, exalting and combining in a balanced whole the qualities of body, will and mind. Blending sport with culture and education, Olympism seeks to create a way of life based on the joy found in effort, the educational value of good example and respect for universal fundamental ethical principles." (Olympic Charter, Fundamental Principles, paragraph 1).

"This is what we do everyday at DLMI, blend education with sports, culture, and experiential education, creating a balance with body (treatment), will (behavior modification) and mind (education), to show the at-risk youth in Ascension, Assumption and St. James that there is a better way of life," says Tamiko Garrison, Community Coordinator.  For more information about Donaldsonville LA Marine Institute, please contact Joseph Williams, Executive Director at 225-474-8820.

DLMI students prepare for the 4x440 relay race in Raceland.