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Princeton High School alum host ceremony

03/26/2018

Alumni of the former Princeton High School (now Princeton Elementary), including members of the ground-breaking state champion football and track teams, now have a permanent reminder of their accomplishments at the school.

During ceremonies at the school, the Princeton High School John A. Crockett/George R. Moore Memorial Track and Field were dedicated. A sign and asphalt track stand as a reminder of the school’s students and their state championship teams of 1968 and 1970.

“We want you all to know this is your school and you’re welcome here anytime,” Princeton Elementary Principal Andrea Spinney told the gathered alumni. “Your accomplishments are an inspiration to students who attend Princeton.”

Doors of Princeton High School were open from 1954 through 1970 until the federal court desegration order moved the minority high school students to Haughton High.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos (from top) A sign designates the John A. Crockett/George R. Moore Memorial Track and field.

* From left, Donald Rushing, a Princeton High alum and former educator and administrator in the Bossier Parish school system, joins Police Jury members Doug Rimmer, Norman Craig, Glenn Benton and Bob Brotherton to admire the new signage.

* Princeton High School alumni and parish dignitaries attended Friday's ceremonies.

* A pair of the original Princeton High letter jackets display the multiple sports abilities of the school's athletes.

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