From Left: 2018-2019 Chickasaw Princess Mikayla Hook, Little Miss Chickasaw Jadyce Burns and Chickasaw Jr. Princess LaKala Orphan.
The Chickasaw Nation is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Chickasaw Princesses. Applications must be submitted by Friday, Aug. 23.
Chickasaw Princesses serve as ambassadors of the Chickasaw Nation. As tribal representatives, they appear at a variety of events and activities throughout the year. The 2019-2020 princesses will be chosen during the Chickasaw Princess Pageant Sept. 30 in Ada.
Chickasaw Princess candidates must be 17-25 years of age to compete, while Chickasaw Junior Princess candidates must be 12-16 years of age, and Little Miss Chickasaw candidates must be 7-11 years of age. Candidates must reside within the Chickasaw Nation boundaries, be at least one-quarter Chickasaw and be a registered citizen of the Chickasaw Nation.
Candidates must also be enrolled in school or college, submit a recent grade report, have a minimum GPA of 2.0, and be in good standing with the school.
In addition to a completed application, candidates must also include a copy of their CDIB and citizenship cards, a 5x7 photo in black and white or color, and three references who are not related to the candidate.
Applications are available at Chickasaw.net/Princess and at the Chickasaw Nation Youth Services Division, 231 Seabrook Road, Ada.
For more information, contact Mary Hartley at (580) 310-9539 or (580) 272-7710.