Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Students in the River Parishes are known for their athletic prowess. That was demonstrated last Wednesday, which was Signing Day, when parish high school seniors sign letters of intent to different colleges.

There were 28 high school athletes who signed with colleges from here to California.

Our congratulations go out to all these students. It takes a lot of determination, discipline and heart to get to this point. Not only do these students have to practice their sports every day, but they must maintain passing grade point average to stay on their respective teams. They keep their bodies and minds in shape.

That takes a lot of time and effort, but the end result for these hard-working students is not only the glory of playing sports, but also the importance of getting a good college education.

These 28 students should be role models for all those students who come behind them. They demonstrate that with hard work, dedication and discipline, nothing is impossible. We wish all 28 student athletes the best as they go forth.