Arissa Jeffries, 17, of Ellicott City competed for the title of Miss Maryland Teen USA 2012 Oct. 28-30, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, in Bethesda. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orndorff Jeffries. She attends Howard Community College and her activities and hobbies include piano, violin, singing, modeling and acting. Arissa's goal is to attend medical school, earn a degree in psychology and own her own rehabilitation clinic.

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