North Gibson school trustees this spring looked for just the right way to honor the accomplishments of honor student, Naismith Trophy winner and Miss Basketball Jackie Young.

They came up with the idea naming the entrance to the campus “Jackie Young Way,” and erected a placard at the entrance, as well as a new street sign at the campus drive on the west side of Ind. 65.

School board president Mark Iunghuhn said the name “Jackie Young Way” indicates the way Young gained and earned her honors, with hard work, character, grace, humility and teamwork.

In recent days, the sign went missing.

On social media, observers noted that first the sign looked bent, as if someone had tried unsuccessfully to remove it — then the sign and the pole it was mounted on were taken.

It’s worth noting that whoever took the sign didn’t earn it in any way — most certainly not the Jackie Young Way with honor, hard work, character, grace, humility and team.

It would, show honor and character if the person who took the sign returned it, with an apology.

—Comments on this editorial and any other subject of public interest are welcome. Email andrea@pdclarion.com

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