Miss Native American SUU to be Crowned Tuesday Evening
March 23, 2009
The 2009-10 Miss Native American SUU will be crowned this Tuesday night at the annual Miss Native American SUU Pageant.
Admission to the pageant is free and open to the public.
The Miss Native American Pageant focuses on each contestant’s understanding of their culture and their ability to become a cultural representative as well as a spokesperson and advocate in the campus and regional communities. In addition to an interview, the pageant will include competitions in formal gown, traditional dress and a traditional talent that helps to represent each contestant’s individual heritage.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 6 p.m.
The local and campus communities are all invited to attend.
This year’s finalist contestant pool includes three SUU students of Native American descent.
Once selected the new reigning Miss Native American SUU is responsible for promoting cultural understanding through the annual SUU Pow Wow. Additionally, she is to serve as a spokesperson in the local community, and in years past, many of the Miss Native American SUU winners have also served as tutors and mentors within the local public school system and across the region.
Southern Utah University Ballroom in the Sharwan Smith Student Center.