Araceli Nino was crowned Miss Alice Queen Monday evening.

Nino wore her crown and participated in her first crowned event at the 8th annual Community Dinner serving the community of Alice a Thanksgiving Dinner at KC Hall.

She is the daughter of Joe and Thelma Nino. The 17-year-old is a senior at Alice High School. She is in National Honor Society, a member of the Alice High School band where she is a section leader and first chair, and she was recently named Teen of the Week by the Alice Echo News Journal and Alice Chevrolet.