Mother’s Day Tribute with Miss Milwaukee 2022

Fond du Lac Station Platform Instructor Jacqueline Hughes has always encouraged her daughter, Jada Davis, to set and pursue her goals, and to always believe in her abilities. Jada listened carefully to her mother’s words and as a result made Milwaukee history. 

In March, Jada was crowned Miss Milwaukee 2022, and is the first African American woman to hold the title. The local scholarship competition is part of the Miss America scholarship organization.  

Next month, the Marquette University Law School student will travel to Oshkosh, Wisconsin as a candidate for the state title. If she wins, Jada advances to the Miss America 2023 event, which will take place this fall in Hartford, Connecticut. 

“My mom is super supportive of this new journey that I am on — competing in Miss Milwaukee and going on to the Miss Wisconsin event,” said Jada. “She's given me her encouragement, which helps - put my best foot forward.” 

“When Jada was younger, starting at about three years old, I always kept her in some type of dance class. I was always kind of shy as a child, so I didn't want my daughter to grow up being silent or miss out on certain opportunities,” said Jacqueline.  

“As a working mom, I always encouraged Jada to follow my footsteps to be your best, work hard and follow your dreams. You can do both: go to school and still follow your dreams. I am proud that she is following her dreams. I will continue to encourage her that she can do anything she puts her mind to.”  

Congratulations, Jacqueline and Jada, from MCTS! We salute Jacqueline and all moms with this special Mother’s Day video.