It’s quite rare that a pair of McDonald’s All-Americans play on the same high school team, but that’s exactly the case with Riverdale Baptist’s Shakira Austin and Honesty Scott-Grayson.
The duo was honored Thursday as part of the McDonald’s Hometown Heroes presented by American Family Insurance.
“I’ve been dreaming about this since I was six-years-old,” Scott-Grayson said. “So it’s a dream come true.”
Scott-Grayson, who will play next season at Baylor, discussed being alongside her teammate for the ceremony.
“It’s great,” Scott-Grayson said. “Shakira is a great teammate and I’ve enjoyed playing with her.”
As for Austin, she, too, recognized that the honor was the realization of a dream.
“It was emotional,” Austin said. “I was proud to see my family and know that all my hard work had paid off.”
Austin, who’s headed to Maryland, echoed Scott-Grayson’s comments about sharing the experience.
“It was a great feeling,” Austin said. “To be with someone you see every day, I’m just grateful to have someone to share this experience with.”