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May 24, 2018

Muscogee (Creek) Nation Scholarship Pageant Names 2018-2019 Miss and Jr. Miss Muscogee (Creek) Nation

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Scholarship Pageant crowned its 2018-2019 Miss and Jr. Miss Muscogee (Creek) Nation May 20, 2018 at River Spirit Casino and Resort’s Paradise Cove.

The event was the first of its kind to be held in the venue.

Nina Fox was crowned Miss Muscogee (Creek) Nation and Louisa Harjo was crowned Jr. Miss Muscogee (Creek) Nation.

The Runner Up for Miss Muscogee (Creek) Nation was Alexis McHenry and Jr. Miss Muscogee (Creek) Nation Runner Up was Feather Brandy Davis.

Mahiya Ramirez was named Miss Congeniality by the other contestants.

The pageant included an impromptu question portion about the Mvskoke culture and traditions, as well as a traditional talent from each contestant.

The talents included traditional dress making, storytelling through artwork, as well as other traditional demonstrations.

The new Miss and Jr. Miss will spend their reign as goodwill ambassadors of the Nation attending events and sharing their platforms to others.

Fox’s platform is diabetes awareness among young adults and Harjo’s is “art is medicine”.

Fox is the daughter of Justin and Peggy Fox and is a member of Tuskegee Tribal Town and of the Beaver clan. She will be attending the University of Central Oklahoma to study nursing and plans to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner.

Harjo is the daughter of Pajose Harjo and Cassandra Thompson and is a member of Rvro Kvlkvt Tribal Town and of the Ecovlke clan. She hopes to attend the Institute of American Indian Arts or Clary Sage College.