THE WHITNEY M. YONG MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL’S NEW ATHLETIC CENTER, WHICH WILL BE NAMED AFTER FORMER FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA, IS EXPECTED TO BE READY BY MAY.
We all know that forever first lady Michelle Obama is a huge advocate of health and fitness. It is fitting then that her high school alma mater, Whitney M. Young Magnet, will name their new athletic center after her.
And you can bet the first lady was pleased.
“She just had the biggest smile on her face, I think she was just shocked that we had even thought of her,” school principal Joyce Kenner told the Chicago Tribune of how Obama reacted to the news. “Honestly, getting an opportunity to be in her presence twice. … I didn’t realize how humble she really is.”
The outdoor complex will be full of features to cater to students’ needs including a running track and a field for sports like baseball, softball, lacrosse, soccer and football. It will also have two scoreboards, a water…