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April 19, 2003 - Issue 85


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Maxton Woman Crowned Miss Indian North Carolina

by Laurinburg Exchange

Shelly Strickland, 21, of Maxton was crowned 2003 Miss Indian North Carolina at the 28th Annual United Tribes of North Carolina Unity Conference.

Strickland is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Strickland. She currently is a senior at North Carolina State University and is a double major in Biomedical and Biological Engineering.

Strickland was sponsored and endorsed by the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and is the first American Indian to receive the prestigious Park Scholarship, a full four-year academic scholarship at N.C. State University. She is also a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Golden Key National Honor Society Gamma Beta Phi honor society and a recipient of the Morris K. Udall Scholarship for her academic standing. Strickland was one of three North Carolina residents and 80 students nationally to receive the Morris K. Udall Scholarship.

Strickland is also a former Miss Lumbee, 2000, and a former Miss North Carolina Native American Youth Organization Princess, 1998.

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