DURANT, Okla. – Applications are now being accepted for participants in the 2019-2020 Choctaw Nation district princess pageants. Each of the 12 districts of the Choctaw Nation will hold pageants to choose three princesses: Senior Miss Choctaw Nation of the district, Junior Miss, and Little Miss. The winners in each district will compete in the finals pageant at the Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival in September.
Contestants must live within the district in which they compete; must be single; have a minimum of 1/16th Choctaw blood quantum; and not have held the title before. The Senior Miss group is for ages 18 through 22; Junior Miss is 13 through 17; and Little Miss is 8 through 12. For a full list of contestant guidelines, visit https://www.choctawnation.com/2019-2020-district-princess-pageant-information.
“Applications may be picked up at any Choctaw Nation Community Center,” said pageant coordinator Faye Self. “Deadline for applications to be turned in is two weeks before each pageant.”
Scheduled pageants are April 18 in McAlester (District 11) and Broken Bow (District 2); April 25 in Poteau (District 4), Stigler (District 5), and Wilburton (District 6); May 16 in Antlers (District 7), Hugo (District 8), and Atoka (District 10); May 23 in Talihina (District 3), Coalgate (District 12), and Idabel (District 1); and May 31 in Durant (District 9).
All pageants start at 6 p.m. and will be held at the local Choctaw Nation community centers, except for that of District 9, which begins at 7 p.m. and will be held at the Choctaw Nation Event Center.
For information, contact Self at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-522-6170, Ext. 2192.
Photo by the Choctaw Nation
Serving as ambassadors of the Choctaw Nation are reigning princesses, from left, Little Miss Mia Reich, Miss Choctaw Nation Loren Crosby, and Junior Miss Kalin Beller.