Friday, September 2, 2022 - Kamryn Baker, a sophomore at Carl Albert State College, majoring in Pre-Elementary Education, was recently crowned the Choctaw Nation Senior Miss for District 10. The competition included an interview held with the selected judges. The contestants were asked questions related to their involvement with the tribe, their goals as a District Senior Miss, and their regalia. The Senior Miss competition is a precursor to the Miss Choctaw Nation Competition held in early September.
To enter the competition, contestants have to have 1/116th or more Choctaw blood, perform a talent selection, and must be a resident of one of the Choctaw Nation’s districts. They must also collect letters of recommendation, submit a full-length color photo showcasing their regalia, and commit to a code of conduct. Finally, they must submit an essay outlining their goals should they be crowned Miss Choctaw Nation.
Baker chose as her talent to recite a Choctaw hymn. The hymn she chose was number 48 from the Choctaw hymnal. Baker competed against two other contestants, and as the victor, will move on to compete in Miss Choctaw Nation. Competing in Miss Choctaw Nation will require Baker to compete against 11 other contestants.
Rewards received from being crowned Senior Miss for District 10 include $450 for new regalia or expenses of the contestant’s choosing, support for obtaining new attire, a crown, a sash, and a trophy.
“I am nervous but mostly excited to get the opportunity to represent District 10 at Miss Choctaw Nation,” said Baker. “I truly hope I have the honor of being crowned Miss Choctaw Nation and being able to represent the entire Nation.
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