Okla. A Cherokee Nation citizen, Jackie Eagle, of Gore, Okla.,
has been named Indian Student of the Year by the Oklahoma Council
for Indian Education. This is the second year in a row the honor has
gone to a Cherokee student.
Eagle is currently serving as Jr. Miss
Cherokee and was also an active member of the 2010 Cherokee Nation
Youth Leadership Council. As Jr. Miss Cherokee, Eagle serves as
an ambassador for the Cherokee Nation, taking part in public events
throughout the 14-county area to promote and bring awareness to
Cherokee history, language and culture.
During the past year, through the Cherokee
Nation Youth Leadership Councils platform of culture and language,
Eagle worked to increase public knowledge of Cherokee language and
culture while raising funds for local charities and developing into
an effective community leader.
Jackie is always willing to share
her culture, history and language. I am very proud of her and I
believe the Oklahoma Council for Indian Education made a good choice
in selecting her as Indian Student of the Year, said Reba
Bruner, who organizes the Jr. Miss Cherokee pageant.
Last years Indian Student of the
Year, Ashley Miller, was also the reigning Jr. Miss Cherokee.
This is the second year our Jr.
Miss Cherokee Ambassador has received this award. Our ambassadors
show integrity and academic achievement showing they are a well-rounded
student in all they do, Bruner said.