Mattapoisett resident and ORRHS graduate Jillian Zucco will be competing for the title of Miss New Bedford this Sunday, September 23. The pageant will be held at Keith Middle School in New Bedford at 6:00 pm.
Zucco is one of many contestants vying for the title. Zucco is the only contestant from the Tri-Town with the others coming from Acushnet, New Bedford, Assonet, Dartmouth and Fairhaven. The competition is open to girls between the age of 17 and 24.
2012 marks the 60th anniversary of the pageant. The 2012 titleholder will replace the reigning Miss New Bedford Marlena Johnson and will also be awarded a $6,000 scholarship.