- Associated Press - Saturday, June 14, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Sixteen young women are gathering in Providence to compete for the title of Miss Rhode Island.

The winner of the contest set for Saturday evening at Rhode Island College will represent the state in the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in September.

Those seeking to succeed Jessica Marfeo will compete in five categories that include interview, lifestyle and fitness, talent, response to a question posed on stage as well as how they carry themselves in an evening gown.

The winner is expected to promote community service while also serving as an ambassador for the Children’s Miracle Network during her year of service.