Miss Indian Arizona program to be held in Chandler Oct. 13

CHANDLER-Eight outstanding American Indian women will vie for the title of Miss Indian Arizona during the 46th Annual Miss Indian Arizona Scholarship Program, Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m. The program will be held at the Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N Arizona Ave. in Chandler.

The Miss Indian Arizona Scholarship Program is presented by the Miss Indian Arizona Association and the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona. This year's theme is "Celebrating the Spirit of Native Women."

Participants in this year's program represent eight of Arizona's 22 Native Tribes. This year's participants are:

• Diana Nicole Antone, Gila River Indian Community;

• Tiffany Rae Bahnimptewa, Hopi;

• Alaina Sloan French, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community;

• Beth Lynn Hinton, San Carlos Apache;

• Jaymee Li Moore, Colorado River Indian Tribes;

• Evereta Lee Thinn, Diné;

• Samaria Roseo Valenzuela-Andrade, White Mountain Apache;

• Marissa Ybarra, Kaibab-Pauite.

The Mistress of Ceremonies will be Eileen Hill, Miss Indian Arizona 2005-2006.

Tickets may be purchased from members of the Miss Indian Arizona Association, online from the Chandler Center for the Arts Web site or the box office on the night of the event.

Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. For additional ticket information, call the Chandler Center for the Arts at (480) 782-2680, or visit www.chandlercenter.org.

The Miss Indian Arizona Association is a non-profit organization under the sponsorship of the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona. Association members work throughout the year to raise funds to produce the scholarship program, which provides scholarships to young American Indian women, allowing them to pursue their educational goals.

For more information about the scholarship program, volunteering or donations to the Miss Indian Arizona Association, please visit the organization's Web site at

www.missindianarizona.com.

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