New Central Navajo Fair queen to focus on youth

<i>Anton Wero/NHO</i><br>
2009 Central Navajo Nation Fair queen candidates: Shannon Gorman, 17, from Chinle Chapter; Marla Muzzie, 20, from Pinon Chapter; and Garquito Harrison, 18, from Many Farms Chapter.

<i>Anton Wero/NHO</i><br> 2009 Central Navajo Nation Fair queen candidates: Shannon Gorman, 17, from Chinle Chapter; Marla Muzzie, 20, from Pinon Chapter; and Garquito Harrison, 18, from Many Farms Chapter.

PINON, Ariz. - The 2009 Central Navajo Nation Fair queen candidates felt confident after the final contest. This year's contestants were Shannon Gorman, 17, representing Chinle Chapter; Marla Muzzie, 20, from Pinon Chapter; and Garquito Harrison, 18, a representative of Many Farms Chapter.

In the end, the committee and judges selected Gorman to be the ambassador for the Chinle Agency as Miss Central Navajo Agency Queen. Her platform was focusing on the youth of her community.

"I want the youth to become more active in and around the Chinle Agency," she said.

Runner-up Marla Muzzie will be called to fill in for Miss Central Navajo Agency as needed. She gave a message to the people of the Chinle Agency communities: "Stay active, eat healthy, show your talent out there. It's never too late. Put your mind to it and you can accomplish your dreams."

The second runner-up went to Garquito Harrison.

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