UNM-Gallup is pleased to announce that one of our students was named as the 92nd Inter-tribal Indian Ceremonial Queen. Cody Jansen was selected from a group of 7 candidates and was crowned as the Ceremonial Queen at Red Rock State Park during the final night of Ceremonial festivities. Cody, also named “Miss Photogenic,” showcased both a modern talent and a traditional talent by showing clothing she hand-made and playing a song on the Native American flute.
As winner of the Ceremonial Queen contest, Cody will be the beneficiary of the Little Caesars “Future Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship.” This scholarship was donated to UNM-Gallup by Little Caesars to honor the 2013 Ceremonial Queen. Mark DeWit, Director of Operations for the parent company Pepperoni Brothers, LLC said “We would like to fully fund the $2,000 this year to make this opportunity a reality for the deserving recipient.” The generous donation of Little Caesars was presented to UNM-Gallup by Lillian Worthen on behalf of the Ceremonial Queen competition planning committee.
Congratulations to Cody and many thanks to Little Caesars!