Sequoia Pahvitse-Auck was crowned the new Miss Shoshone-Bannock Queen
on Friday, August 10.
By ROSELYNN YAZZIE
FORT HALL — Sequoia Pahvitse Auck was crowned the 2018-2019 Miss Shoshone-Bannock Queen on Friday, August 10.
Sequoia said when she heard her name announced it felt unbelievable.
“I am 24 years old and it was my last year to compete. So when I heard my name it was like the world cracked in half and I was sucked inside,” she said.
Every part of the competition was memorable to her, but more importantly the other ladies in the pageant are what made it fun.
Sequoia said she has so much to say to the community and she wants everyone to know is that they are never alone in this world even if it may seem that way.
“Allow people to help you and allow yourself to help others. There is always room to improve and better yourself. I will do my best to not only represent my community in a good way, but also our Native community.”
Sequoia is a traditional dancer. She will focus on mental health wellness as her platform throughout the year.
First attendant is Jennie White Horse, second attendant is Nature Ariwite and Miss Congeniality is Bree Baker.
The contestants were judged on talent, interview, parade participation, traditional food, dancing, and impromptu speaking. Winner of the talent contest was Jennie White Horse; winner of the interview was Sequoia Pahvitse Auck; winner of the traditional food was Nature Ariwite; winner of the dancing competition was Nature Ariwite; winner of the impromptu speaking was Nature Ariwite.
After the crowning an honor song took place as contestants danced around the arbor with their families.