Oak Parker Judith Ruiz-Branch, a 2006 OPRF graduate, has been selected as a finalist to compete for the Miss Illinois USA 2014 title, according to OPRF.
Ruiz-Branch is a multimedia journalist, who graduated from Columbia College Chicago and has worked for CLTV, WGN-TV and WBEZ Radio, according to her website.
"Judith loves sports, especially basketball. She plans on establishing herself as renowned sports journalist. Judith also recently co-founded a non-for-profit, the Angel Gabriel Foundation, in memory of her Uncle who passed away from cancer in 2011. She plans to also open her own production company in his honor as well," the bio on her website reads.
The competition will take place November 22-24 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Chicago.