WASHINGTON, D.C. –Eighth District Congressman Larry Bucshon, recognized Jackie Young, a high school senior at Princeton Community High School, for winning the Naismith Trophy and congratulated Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana on the upcoming 20th anniversary of the plant’s groundbreaking during a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives.
“Today, I want to highlight a couple of great accomplishments in Princeton, Indiana,” Bucshon reported from the House floor.
“Earlier this month, high school senior Jackie Young, a star guard at Princeton Community High School, was awarded the Naismith Trophy.
“This prestigious award is presented annually to the men and women’s college and high school basketball players who achieve great success on the court. And this solidifies Jackie as the nation’s top high school women’s basketball player.
“To us in Southern Indiana, the award comes as no surprise. With 3,268 career points, Jackie is Indiana’s all-time leading scorer.
“She’s a natural leader on and off the court. Congratulations to Jackie, and we wish her all the best as she prepares for her next step playing for Notre Dame.
“Additionally, a community leader and anchor of our local economy, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana (TMMI), will soon celebrate the 20th anniversary of its groundbreaking in Gibson County.
“Over the past 20 years, the plant has been a leader in economic development for our region, providing thousands of jobs and supporting local organizations.
“I have had the pleasure of meeting many of the hardworking and dedicated team members at Toyota in Princeton.
“These men and women make quality products in Indiana that are being sold across the country and around the world, and they take pride in doing it!
“On behalf of all Hoosiers across the 8th District, I thank everyone at Toyota Motor Manufacturing for your continued commitment to our community and congratulate you on this tremendous milestone.
“As one of Indiana’s designated “Stellar Communities,” Princeton is without a doubt a shining example of what our great state has to offer,” he said.