58th Miss Indian Arizona Crowned
Audriana Mitchell, representing the Colorado River Indian Tribes, was crowned Miss Indian Arizona, 2019-20 on October 12, 2019 at the Chandler Center for the Arts. She is a Navajo member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes and the 21 year old daughter of Harlietta Mitchell. Currently, Audriana is attending Mesa Community College pursuing her major in communications and is the President of the Inter-Tribal Student Organization. Last year she put her love of music and her culture together and started learning to sing songs in Navajo. Audriana also won the Best Evening Wear award and a $5,000 educational scholarship. She is the twelfthmember of the Colorado River Indian Tribes to hold the title of Miss Indian Arizona.
One of the passions of the new Miss Indian Arizona is working with Native youth and showing them there are many ways in which they can help their communities. During her reign she will get the opportunityto fulfill this passion as she faces a rigorous year of travel to many Arizona Indian reservations and participates in various school and state wide events. In addition to this schedule she plans to maintain her college course load, which will be very challenging. The Miss Indian Arizona Association's philosophy is that education is a very high priority.
Amy Spotted Wolf was selected First Attendant to Miss Indian Arizona. She is the 22 year old daughter of Michael and Marilyn Spotted Wolf and is an enrolled member of the Tohono O'Odham Nation. Amy currently attends the University of Arizona where she is pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. She was also the winner of the Essay Award, Best Oral Presentation and a $2,500 educational scholarship.
Second Attendant to Miss Indian Arizona is Autumn Cooper, a member of the Gila River Indian Community. She is the twenty-two year old daughter of Joseph Cooper Jr. and Janice Antone. She is a 2016 graduate of Basha High School and is currently employed by the Gila River Indian Community in the Employment and Training Department. Autumn also received the Community Service Award and a $2,000 educational scholarship.
Other awards were received by:
Teya Johnson-Tiger, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Miss Congeniality Ki-Ana Reina, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Talent Award Kiara Goseyun, San Carlos Apache Tribe, People's Choice Award
This year's theme was "Guardians of Tradition in a Changing World." The Miss Indian Arizona Association congratulates all the winners and extends sincere thanks to all of the participants ,their parents, our financial and In-Kind sponsors, and the many people who come out to enjoy the 58th Annual Miss Indian Arizona Scholarship Program.
The Miss Indian Arizona Association congratulates all the winners and extents sincere thanks to all the participants and their parents.