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Bethel woman to compete for Miss Indian World

By Associated Press 10:40 AM April 17, 2014
BETHEL –

A woman from Western Alaska will be competing later this month for the title of Miss Indian World.

Megan Leary, a graduate of Bethel Regional High School, will compete in the Miss Indian World Cultural Pageant April 22-26 at the Gathering of Nations Powwow in Albuquerque.

KYUK reports (http://is.gd/8Rbchx) Leary is the former Miss Cama-i and Miss World Eskimo Indian Olympics.

She says she’s excited to represent Alaska in the pageant, and is putting the finishing touches by beading and sewing some regalia.

She has a lot of Yup’ik clothing already since she grew up in the Bethel region, but is making a dress and a pair of mukluks to highlight her Athabascan heritage.

As of Thursday, she has raised about half of the $3,000 she needs for trip to New Mexico.

Leary’s fundraising site: http://is.gd/rX5is4

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

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