Being an Olympic hero hasn't sunk in for Canton's Allison Schmitt.
Not yet at least.
After winning five medals - including three golds at the Summer Olympics in London, the 22-year-old swimmer has become a familiar face. She signs autographs, poses for photos - all while displaying her omni-present smile.
That smile was on full display when she returned to Canton for a homecoming rally at . She admits she has always dreamed about being famous - but now that she is, she doesn't plan to change. Even though life surely will.
"I don't know what to expect - I'm expecting to go back and be the same exact person," said Schmitt, who will return to the University of Georgia on Thursday. "I don't know if I will be, I don't know if people will look at me different. But I'm the same person - if I came back with no medals or if if came back with five medals - I'm still the same person and I hope people treat me the same."
Come back to Plymouth-Canton Patch Wednesday for complete coverage of tonight's rally.