Bennett crowned 2006-2007 princess

Tashina Bennett pauses after winning the title of 2006-2007 Miss Eagle’s Nest. She will represent her school at local community events (Photo by Byron Poocha).

Tashina Bennett pauses after winning the title of 2006-2007 Miss Eagle’s Nest. She will represent her school at local community events (Photo by Byron Poocha).

TUBA CITY - Tashina Bennett, of the Deer Water clan, is the daughter of Tiffany and Bryan Bennett. She is a fifth-grader at Eagle's Nest Intermediate School in the Tuba City District.

Bennett won the title of 2006-2007 Miss Eagle's Nest and will represent her school at local community events. She won this special crown based on her knowledge of Navajo traditional cooking skills.

Bennett made traditional Navajo dumplings during the talent portion of the contest. These were served to the five judges who complimented someone so young for having such command in a traditional Navajo kitchen.

The new Miss Eagle's Nest is joined by her royal court of, First Runner Up Bobbie Benally, Second Runner Up Shanisha Sloan and Third Runner Up Santianna Begay.

A total of eight young women vied for this year's crown.

Master of Ceremonies was Dennis Bedonie supported by judges Vida Hatathlie, Mae Goldtooth, Linda Fisher, Bessie Mitchell and Karen White.

To invite the new Miss Eagle's Nest to your community event contact Mrs. Billsie at the Eagle's Nest Intermediate School at (928) 283-1043.

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