Lincoln Roars with Pride as Jjk Returns as `Hometown Hero'
Dave Dorr Of the Post-Dispatch, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Our Hometown Hero She Kept Her Head Up
Message board in front of Lincoln High
At 10 a.m. Wednesday, students jammed the Lincoln High gym. The room rocked with an electric atmosphere. The school's choir and band waited. The dais was decorated with American flags and red, white and blue balloons.
Some students had dressed in their Sunday best in anticipation of an appearance by Joyner-Kersee, a 1980 graduate of the school who has become the symbol in East St. Louis of achievement and excellence that community leaders urge youngsters to pursue. In the classroom as well as on the athletic field.
USA Track & Field honored her …
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