basketball star Queen Alford signed a scholarship offer Friday morning with Jacksonville University, a Division 1 school in the Atlantic Sun Conference.
The ceremony began with a welcome from girls basketball Coach Bill Roberts. He read from Queen's college entrance essay which emphasized Queen's growing process from a basketball-loving freshmen to a dedicated, hardworking, team leader.
Queen wrote of overcoming struggles and staying focused and committed to a mission of success. The reading was followed by the signing ceremony led by Decatur Athletic Director Carter Wilson.
Decatur High starts its season Nov. 18 at home against Providence Christian.