Published On: Fri, Mar 3rd, 2017

Miss Cherokee Report for February 2017

 

LEADERS: Miss Cherokee Amorie Gunter visits with Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), the minority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, while on a recent trip to Washington, DC. (Photos courtesy of Amorie Gunter)

By AMORIE GUNTER

MISS CHEROKEE 2016-17

 

Siyo, the month of February was a very fun month for me. I had the honor of attending the 2017 USET in Washington, D.C. While I was there I was able to tour the Cherokee Archives that the Smithsonian museum has. I got to meet the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). I was also able to attend a Senate meeting with many of our Council members.

Many people know of Wes Studi and for those that don’t, he is a very famous Cherokee actor. While in Washington, I got to meet him as well as watch the reading of a wonderful play he is going to be in. Before the week was over, I got a little time to do some sightseeing in our country’s beautiful capitol.

On Feb. 19, the Director of Business development for the Georgia Swarm, Mike Garrison, invited me to attend Native American Heritage night. I was able to meet and talk to 2016 NLL Rookie of the year player Randy Staats. I was then able to take part of the ball drop ceremony along with Junior Miss Cherokee Alitama Perkins, several Council members, and Vice Chief Richard G. Sneed. After the game was over, I got to meet and get my picture with some of the Native American players on the team.

My amazing dad’s birthday was Feb. 27.  I would like to wish him a very happy birthday. Without his wise words and encouragement, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I love you dad!

This has been a wonderful year so far, and I look forward to representing our beautiful Tribe for the rest of my reign!
Sgi, thank you!

GREAT VIEW: Miss Cherokee Amorie Gunter stands on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial with the Washington Monument in the background.