Hello, my name is Amberlynn Begay. I am the 2015-2016 Miss Dine’ Bi Eastern Fair Queen formerly known as Miss Eastern. I am 19 years old and from Mariano Lake, New Mexico (Bekid’hootel). My clans are Edge Water born for the Meadow People. My maternal grandparents are Bitter Water and my paternal grandparents are the Ones-Who-Came-To-The-Water. My parents are Verna Begay and the Late Otis K. Begay. My maternal grandparents are the Late Henry P. Begay Sr. and the Late Louise Thomas-Begay of Mariano Lake, NM. I have one older brother, Kelsey W. Begay, one older sister Tamara K. Begay, and a younger twin sister Briannalynn Begay. I am a 2014 graduate of Thoreau High School. I am currently attending Navajo Technical University in Crownpoint, NM, where I am working towards my Associate’s Degree in Law Advocate. After I earn my A.A.S. degree I plan to enlist into the United States Army.
During my reign as Miss Dine’ Bi’ Eastern Fair I would like to focus on a few things that are very important to me as a Young Adult. First and foremost, ‘Respect’. Respect: “show respect to be given respect”, “speak to others the way you want to be spoken to”. I have been raised by a single mother after the loss of our father thirteen years ago. Even before that, my mom had always brought home the paycheck to raise me and my siblings. We need to applaud the entire ‘single parents’ out there, it being a mother or a father. Single Parenting is hard and I have seen my mom do so many things all at once to make sure my siblings and I were fed, clothed, and getting an Education.
Next, is Education, it is so important in today’s world. You have to have some kind of Certificate and/or a College Degree to make a good living. ‘Just having a high school diploma will not do anymore’. So take the time to continue your Education right after high school. It will be worth it at the end.
Last but not least, “Navajo Language”. I do not speak my language fluently, but can speak a little and can understand it to an extent. I want to be able to speak my language well by the time I finish my reign, and I know I can. If I can learn to speak Navajo then anyone can.
I also will be advocating on behalf of Breast Cancer Awareness because I lost my grandmother to this illness. Domestic Violence is another thing I want to focus on, ‘no one should have to live in fear, not physically, mentally, or emotionally’. We should all remember our Veterans too, from all branches that have served, and are serving. “They are the reason we have our Freedom”.
The Dine' Bi' Eastern Fair Inc. Queen Pageant Committee
is seeking young ladies to compete for the '2016-'2017 Miss Dine' Bi' Eastern Fair Queen Pageant! If crowned, you will be representing the largest agency (31 chapters) on the Navajo Nation.
Pageant Committe Members:
- Tonita Yazzie, Coordinator (505) 701-2129 Call or Text
- Lavonda Arthur, Member (505) 593-2600 Call or Text
- Mishelle Plimpton, Member (505) 906-5393 Call or Text