Miss Indian Arizona 2012-2013 Participants

Angelica Lopez Bernice RamblerRaeging Storm Miles Lillian Hunter

Angelica Lopez

Angelica Lopez, Tohono O'odham Nation

Angelica Lopez is the twenty year old daughter of Matilda Marquez-Lopez and Fidelis Lopez.  She is a member of the Tohono O'odham Nation.  Angelica is the Vice-President of the Tohono O'odham Nation Youth Council and served as Miss Tohono O'odham Nation 2009-2010. 

Angelica recently graduated from Chemawa Indian School in Salem, Oregon.  She is in her first year at Central Arizona College, where she plans to earn an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice.  She plans to transfer to Arizona State University to earn a Bachelors and a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice.    

Angelica has an interest in fashion, cosmetology, and learning O'odham.  She loves spending time with her family and cherishes the time she spends with her grandmother.  If selected as Miss Indian Arizona, Angelica's platform will be to encourage everyone to spend quality time with our elders.  Angelica says that "We need to honor our elders because when they leave to the spirit world, they take with them the knowledge of our people."

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Raeging Storm Miles

Raeging Storm Miles, Gila River Indian Community

Raeging Storm Miles is the 18 year old daughter of the late Gracie Miles and Ernest Miles, Jr.  She is an only child, and is a member of the Gila River Indian Community.  Among her many community activities, Raeging is the current Miss Gila River and served as an at-large member on the Akimel O’Odham/Pee-Posh Youth Council. 

Raeging recently graduated from Seton Catholic Preparatory High School and began her studies at the University of Arizona this fall.  She is in a pre-pharmacy program and plans to become a pharmacist. 

Raeging enjoys learning about her ancestors through dance, songs, storytelling, and visiting with elders.  She also finds time to volunteer with young people. 

If chosen as Miss Indian Arizona, Raeging will promote Self-Assurance through Higher Education.  Raeging believes that there are many young people who desire to do great things for their families and themselves, but they lack the needed support system.  She believes education is necessary to the foundation of success and wants to motivate youth. 

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