Meet the new Miss Rhode Island

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News Staff

There is a new “Miss Rhode Island.”

19-year-old Jessica Marfeo from Exeter was crowned Friday night. Jessica is a URI student double majoring in biology and education. She is also a cancer survivor.

Marfeo was featured on ABC6 news back in January, when she was named an “inaugural scholar” and was invited to attend President Obama's second inauguration. She will now represent Rhode Island in the Miss America pageant.

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