The Miss Indian NEO title is a long standing tradition, recently reinvigorated by the NEO Native American Student Association and AICE. Since AICE’s inception, there have been two Miss Indian NEO pageants, held each academic year during the fall semester. The Miss Indian NEO pageant highlights traditional knowledge and the accomplishments of Native women on the NEO campus.
We encourage anyone interested in the Miss Indian NEO pageant to apply. Applicants must be of Native descent, but there is no blood quantum requirement. The pageant is comprised of individual interviews and a formal question and answer section. Applications are accepted throughout the year and can be attained by visiting the AICE office in Kah-Ne Hall.
Miss Indian NEO Title Holders
Dava Deer Daylight (member of the Osage, Quapaw, Shawnee, & Delaware Tribes)
Dava is a freshman Psychology and Socialogy major from Pawhuska, Oklahoma. She represents the Osage, Quapaw, Shawnee, and Delaware tribes. Dava’s past accomplishments during high school include teaching drug and alcohol awareness classes for elementary and middle school students and holding multiple princess titles. While at NEO, Daylight is an active member of NASA and regularly volunteers in the local community. She is passionate about keeping Native culture alive and hopes to use the title of Miss Indian NEO to raise awareness on campus and in the community.
Sarah Tanner (member of the Cherokee Nation)
Sarah Tanner is a sophomore Psychology major from from Grove, Oklahoma. In past years, Sarah has been part of the Cherokee National Youth Choir and Cherokee Language Bowl. She currently holds several leadership positions on campus and is involved with NASA, Sociology Club and Psychology Club. Sarah is passionate about maintaining Native culture and preventing childhood obesity in Native populations.
Robynn Rulo (member of the Osage and Delaware Nations)
Robynn Rulo will graduate in May 2014 with her Associate’s degree in Native Studies. During her time at NEO, Robynn has been highly involved with campus activities. She holds leadership positions in NASA and Phi Theta Kappa. Robynn is also a proud culturally active member of the Osage and Delaware tribes. Shortly after attaining the Miss Indian NEO title, Robynn went on to be crowned Miss Indian Oklahoma. Her education goals include a Bachelor’s degree in sonography.