Olivia Manning, member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. and alumna of Delaware State University, captured the title of Miss Black Delaware USA 2017.

Olivia Manning, member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. and alumna of Delaware State University, captured the title of Miss Black Delaware USA 2017.

Her platform is mental health awareness, which will involve healing, encouraging, learning and preventing mental illnesses in children and adolescents. Manning will promote her platform throughout the state during her reign.

She will represent Delaware in the 2017 Miss Black USA Scholarship Pageant on Aug. 2-7. 2017, in Washington, D.C., for the chance to earn a $5,000 academic scholarship, a trip to Africa, shoe wardrobe by Liliana Shoes, ORS Olive Oil Hair products and serve as a celebrity advocate for the Heart Truth campaign to raise awareness of heart disease.

Miss Black USA, a nonprofit organization headquartered in the state of Maryland, awarded over $450,000 in scholarships its participants to date.