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Princeton adds ‘Home of 2020 Olympic Gold Medalist Jackie Young’ to street signs

Published: Oct. 12, 2021 at 11:42 AM CDT
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PRINCETON, Ind. (WFIE) - The city of Princeton is displaying their pride for Jackie Young.

The city shared photos of Mayor Greg Wright and Street Superintendent Clint Smith making additions to the city limits signs. They say “Home of 2020 Olympic Gold Medalist Jackie Young.”

The school corporation already named the entrance to Princeton Community High School “Jackie Young Way” in 2016 when she graduated. Then, she was named Indiana’s Miss Basketball, The Naismith Trophy Girls Basketball Player of the Year, a McDonalds All-American and Indiana’s all-time high school basketball leading scorer.

Now, the WNBA star has a gold medal.

She was on Team USA’s 3x3 basketball team which won gold in the Tokyo Olympics.

[Princeton’s Jackie Young returns from Tokyo, bringing home Olympic gold]

The city of Princeton shared, “Now when people come to town, they will know how proud Princeton is of our hometown hero, local legend and champion, Jackie Young!”

Mayor Greg Wright explained that he thought it was a good way to establish the culture of the community.

“I think it’s the thread of your community,” Wright said. “What builds your community, your community’s history, things like that, you want to let people know that you’re very, very proud of.”

Mayor Wright said they can’t wait to update the signs for whatever else Young or someone else in the community might accomplish.

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