Marion County High School paused on Tuesday afternoon to honor one of its own.
Makayla Epps was recognized as Marion County's first McDonald's All American.
Epps thanked her teammates, saying this award wouldn't have been possible without them. She thanked her parents, Anthony Epps and Angela Mattingly. She thanked her fellow students, the community and even the band for their support throughout the season.
"This is a blessing, for real," Epps told the assembly. "I just want to thank everybody in the gym."