The Miss Fort McDowell and Junior Miss Fort McDowell Program recognizes the intelligence, talent, moral character and personal commitment of Fort McDowell’s young women and future leaders.
The Pageant Committee is made up of tribal members and/or community members of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation. The committee also plans & raises money for the Fort McDowell Youth Pageant.
Our youth pageant and scholarship programs are held in late October to early November.
- Miss Fort McDowell, Makayla Doka & Jr Miss Fort McDowell, Tara Smith
- Little Miss Fort McDowell, Brooke Paya
- Fort McDowell Princess, Lanell Jones
- H’man Quade Baby Girl, Lorena Rios
2016-2017 Miss Fort McDowell
16 years old, Sophomore at Fountain Hills School; enjoys listening to pop music. Her hobbies are sports, photography & volunteering. Her career goals are to become a fire fighter & a photographer.
2016-2017 Jr. Miss Fort McDowell
15 years old, Sophomore at Fountain Hills High school; enjoys listening to oldies music. Her hobbies are singing, drawing & attending Manga & Anime Cons. Her goals are to learn the Yavapai language, culture & to become a Cosmetologist.
Pageant Committee Members
President: Rhonda Nunez
Vice-President: Carrie Hood (Former Miss Fort McDowell 2013-2014)
Treasurer: Imogene Hosay
Voting-Member: Regina Bear
Events & Tourism Manager: Roann Carmelo
Advisory Ex-Officio: Pamela Mott, Fort McDowell Tribal Council Treasurer
Contact The Pageant Committee
Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Pageant Committee
P.O. Box 17779
Fountain Hills, AZ 85269