Jones, 28, is a third-year student at Sherman College and expects to graduate in September 2014. She completed her bachelor’s degree at Limestone College in South Carolina and is now completing her clinical internship at Sherman. She is the daughter of Troy and Karan Jones, of Cleveland County, NC, and has a younger brother, J.T.
Sherman College Dean of Student Affairs LaShanda Hutto Harris says the college is thrilled to have one of its students crowned. “We know she will be a wonderful representative for her country, her college and her future profession of chiropractic,” Harris said. “We eagerly anticipate the awareness her platform, ‘Back to Health: Chiropractic Care,’ will bring for the chiropractic profession.”
Jones’ platform gives her the opportunity to share the chiropractic message across the country. A high school and college athlete, Jones says she has always been interested in health care and performance. Working as an athletic trainer in high school confirmed that interest and led her to explore chiropractic. She said her schedule over the next year will include a number of nationwide appearances and modeling opportunities.
“I am so absolutely grateful and speechless for all the blessings that have been bestowed on me,” Jones says. “The ball is rolling on this fabulous opportunity. This next year will be the best of my life.”
Jones competed against 38 other women from other states for the Ms. United States title. According to the organization’s website, the pageant is for women between the ages of 26 and 55 who are single, widowed or divorced. Contestants are judged based on a personal interview, an on stage question, and swimsuit and evening wear competitions.