Crystal Ariwite, 19, carries the night at 52nd annual Miss Sho-Ban Pageant

Staff Writer

FORT HALL — Tradition was alive and well Friday evening on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation as four ladies vied for the chance to be crowned Miss Shoshone-Bannock at the 52nd annual Shoshone-Bannock Festival and Powwow.
Although both the judges and pageant coordinator, Whitney Burns, admitted to having a particularly difficult decision, it was Crystal Ariwite, 19, who proved herself in all categories and was crowned the 2017-18 Miss Shoshone-Bannock.
The pageant, which promotes the queen as a Tribal ambassador and role model for future generations, is also a scholarship in the form of $1,500 to any type of higher education the contestant desires, not limiting the funds to traditional college, but enabling contestants who wish to pursuer vocational trades to do so as well.
Read the entire article in the Aug. 12 edition of the Blackfoot Morning News