On Sunday, Feb 19, Connecticut Fallen Heroes Foundation crowned Jillian Duffy as Miss Trumbull 2017, an official Miss America preliminary. Four women vied for the title of Miss Trumbull 2017, competing in five different phases of competition: Private interview, talent, lifestyle and fitness in swimsuit, onstage question, and evening wear. All the women who competed made a commendable effort and gave respectable recognition to their personal platforms. Duffy, 20, studies at Southern Connecticut State University and will be competing for the title of Miss Connecticut on June 23-24. Duffy\u2019s personal platform is Jillian\u2019s Journey, pediatric cancer awareness. To stay updated on Duffy\u2019s adventure as Miss Trumbull 2017, follow Miss Trumbull Scholarship Competition on Facebook. \u201cI am very excited to have won Miss Trumbull,\u201d exclaimed Duffy, \u201cI\u2019m not only excited to go to Miss Connecticut in June. but I\u2019m really excited to be branching out into a new community that I\u2019ve never been a part of before, and not only to spread my personal platform, but also spread awareness about the Connecticut Fallen Heroes Foundation.\u201d The Miss America Organization, a 501 (c)4 non-profit organization, is the nation\u2019s leading advocate for women\u2019s education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women in the United States, awarding millions of dollars annually in cash awards and in-kind tuition waivers. MAO is comprised of 52 licensed organizations, including all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.