A junior at historically black Delaware State University in Dover, Mia E. Jones, daughter of  Erik and Nneka Jones — both DSU alumni from the classes of ’94 and ’96, respectively — was crowned Miss Delaware USA 2017 at the Doubletree Hotel near Wilmington.

Jones won the title as the culmination of the Nov. 26-27 2017 Pageant, according to Delaware State University news release.

Jones also won the 2014 Miss Delaware Teen USA while she was a sophomore at the black university, according to the release.

“I believe everyone is on an even playing field until the judges make their selection,” Jones said. “In the Miss Delaware USA Pageant, they wanted the top grown-up and mature woman.”

Jones has the distinction of winning both the Miss Delaware Teen USA and Miss Delaware USA in her first tries.

Congratulations, Mia!