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Applications available for Chickasaw Princesses

 

Chickasaw Nation Princesses 2014-15 are, left to right, Chickasaw Jr. Princess Maegan Ann Carney; Little Miss Chickasaw Jazlyn Renee Key and Chickasaw Princess Taylor Nicole Weems

ADA, Okla.- Applications are now available to young women wishing to enter the Chickasaw Princess, Chickasaw Jr. Princess and Little Miss Chickasaw 2015-2016 Pageant. Applications must be turned in by Aug. 28.

Chickasaw Royalty serve as goodwill ambassadors at a variety of functions and events across the U.S.

Eligible candidates must be 17-25 years old to compete for Chickasaw Princess; ages 12-16 for Chickasaw Jr. Princess and ages 7-11 for Little Miss Chickasaw.

Candidates must also reside within the 13-county jurisdictional boundaries of the Chickasaw Nation, be predominantly Chickasaw with at least one quarter blood quantum, and be a registered citizen of the Chickasaw Nation.

Chickasaw Jr. Princess and Little Miss Chickasaw candidates must attend school to be eligible for pageant entry. They must submit their most recent grade report along with the application. A minimum 2.0 GPA is required and the candidate must be in good standing with the school.

Chickasaw Princess candidates must either attend school, be high school graduates enrolled in higher education or specialized training classes, or be employed to be eligible for pageant entry. If a princess candidate is employed, her schedule must be somewhat flexible to accommodate her participation in tribal-related functions and other events.

In addition to the application, candidates must also include a copy of their Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) and citizenship card/certificate, a 5X7 photo (black and white or color) and three references from individuals not related to the candidate.

Candidates are also responsible for providing their own traditional dress, which includes a cotton dress and apron.

The Chickasaw Princess Pageant will be 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, at Ada High School Cougar Activity Center, 1400 Stadium Drive.

Applications are available at http://www.Chickasaw.net/youth and at Chickasaw Nation Youth Services, 231 Seabrook Road, in Ada.

For more information, contact Mary Hartley, Chickasaw Princess Pageant coordinator, at (580) 310-9539 or (580) 272-7710.

 

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