Youngstown State University senior Jill Grove was chosen to be on the Pro Football Hall of Fame Court and participated in the Enshrinement Ceremonies between July and August.
Grove, of Alliance, is majoring in respiratory care. She hopes to work in pediatrics or neonatal intensive-care units. She has participated in pageants in the past and decided to enter the 2013 Enshrinement Festival Queen Pageant in Canton last May.
Contestants were judged on personality, poise, beauty, communication skills, academic achievement and service to community.
This summer, she committed to community service projects as part of her court responsibilities, and escorted Hall of Fame inductee Cris Carter to the awards dinner.
Last month, Grove and the rest of the Hall of Fame royalty convened for their final event: a part in the Hall of Fame’s 50th anniversary.
“I felt like a celebrity; it was a life-changing experience,” she said.