LETTER: Little Miss Cherokee says thank you

by Oct 18, 2017COMMUNITY sgadugi0 comments

CROWNED: Araceli Martinez-Arch was crowned Little Miss Cherokee 2017-18 at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds on the night of Thursday, Oct. 5. Here, Little Miss Cherokee 2016-17 Nevayah Panther, places the crown on her head. (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather)


Iwould like to take this time to say how truly honored I am to be your Little Miss Cherokee2017-18! I am so excited to be able to represent the EBCI as an ambassador for my people. I would like to thank all of my family and friends for all of the support you have showed me. I am so thankful for you all! To Miss Cherokee Faith Long, Teen Miss Cherokee Raylen Bark, and Junior Miss Cherokee Dvdaya Swimmer, I look forward to spending this year with you guys and congratulations to each of you!

Thank you to my momma and little brother for pushing me and working so hard to get me ready for the pageant, my Sugar mom and Grandpa Obie for always believing in me, my cousin Israel Rodriguez for being my brave hero and also for escorting me out the night of the pageant, Richie Bottchenbaugh  and Esiah Postoak for helping me with my Talent, Sarah and Teela for helping me prepare and throwing candy in the parade, my bestie Michaela and my little Bro Zachy for helping in the parade, Victoria for all the time you spent keeping mom sane and taking me to practice and to my new best buddy whether you like it or not  Miss I WO DI thank you for helping me and mom stay calm and cool back stage you are awesome guhhh! Special thank you to Sew Tsa la gi , Richard and Linda Saunooke, Chantelle Frank, and Gabe Crowe for making sure I was absolutely Fabulous from head to toe!  Thank you Glenn Bradley and Tribal Construction, Denny and Marsha at Lu Lu’s, Myra and Kim with River Valley Campground, Happy Holiday Campground, Hungry Wolfe Deli, Countryside Chevrolet for the amazing car! Also, Mr. Bo Crowe, Wolftown Councilman, thank you all so very much!  You all made this possible!

Your Little Miss Cherokee 2017/2018

Araceli Martinez-Arch