PHILADELPHIA - Rachel Brooks, a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania's Fels Institute of Government is the new Miss Pennsylvania and will represent the state in the Miss America Pageant.
The 24-year-old from Broomall, Pa., competed as Miss River City.
As the new Miss Pennsylvania, Brooks will be awarded a $7,000 scholarship. Her volunteer platform is "Autism Awareness: Unlocking the Mystery." She plans to pursue a career in public service, academia and private consulting.