Abigail O’Keefe, a senior, journalism major at Southern Connecticut State University was the queen of the 61st Annual Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

O’Keefe of New Haven is a graduate of Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School, downtown New Haven.

The parade, which took place on March 12, is “the largest single-day spectator event in the state,” according to parade organizers.

The parade queen, and one honor attendant, were selected out of seven contestants during a Queen’s Competition in February. More details about the parade queen and past winners can be found on the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade website.

See coverage of O’Keefe’s award:

‘Rebel Queen’ eager to reign at New Haven’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade | Fox 61

New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Awards | New Haven Register

Photo: Abigail O’Keefe poses before the start of the Greater New Haven St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 12. | Vern Williams photo

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