UPDATE: PAGEANT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 26, 2014.
The Miss Warm Springs Pageant is scheduled for December 13 at the Agency Longhouse.
Applicants must be between 18 and 24 years old, or reach the age of 18 before Dec. 13.
The applicant must be a Warm Springs tribal member, and a resident of the reservation for at least year. (There is an exception for off-reservation students.)
Miss Warm Springs must always maintain and present herself in a proper and responsible manner throughout her term.
She must be able to travel and represent the tribes as the ambassador in other pageants, inter-tribal business, public relations functions, conferences and Tribal Council functions.
The Tribal Council staff organize the Miss Warm Springs Pageant.
Applications can be picked up and returned at the Tribal Council office. If you have any questions, call Minnie Yahtin or Emily Yazzie at 541-553-3257.
The 2015 Miss Warm Springs will receive a full beaded crown from 2014 Miss Warm Springs Charmaine Billey.
Travel expenses for Miss Warm Springs are provided by the tribes, within the Miss Warm Springs budget.
At the pageant the contestants are judged on their knowledge of the Confederated Tribes and the reservation; and knowledge of traditional foods, ceremonies, clothing, crafts and social activities.
The judges also look for poise, personality and beauty, speaking ability and appearance.
Contestants are asked to perform two tribal dances. They are asked to type essays on “Why I want to be Miss Warm Springs,” and “What will be my civic project for the community during my reign?”
A table will be available at the pageant to showcase personal talents, academic and sports achievements, as well as traditional.