Rochell Werito Miss MCN 2009-2010 works with Native students
OKMULGEE, Oklahoma– Rochell Werito served as the Miss Muscogee Creek Nation in 2009-2010.
After passing down her reign she graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2011 with her Bachelors of Science in Leisure Studies. Upon graduating she began working with the Oklahoma City Public Schools-Native American Student Services as an advisor.
“I worked with students from Pre-K through 6thgrade in 3 different schools,” Werito said.
She helped these students with tutoring and cultural projects. Within the department they did a lot of community events such as stompdance, powwows and art shows.
Werito is now serving as the cultural program coordinator for the OKCPS Native American Student Services, along with serving on the national board of Alpha Pi Omega Sorority, Inc.
In addiation to serving Native students, Werito is also a passionate long distance runner. Last year she completed her first 50K run in Dallas. A 50K marathon is 31 miles.
As a former Miss Muscogee Creek Nation, she is able to use the proper royalty guidelines her pageant coordinator taught her during her reign.
“In my department I oversee the Johnson O’Malley princess, so the values learned as princess I have with the girls that I oversee now,” Werito said.
She is able to guide the girls on how to shake people’s hands and properly greet people they meet.
Werito has also been involved with previous pageants throughout Creek Nation; the pageant committee has allowed her to be a judge and emcee. As she reflects back during her term, she liked the sense of family within the pageant committee.
“People who were on the committee I still utilize today for letter of recommendations, advice and ask them anything about JOM,” Werito said. “I am still pretty close with the Jr. Miss of 2009-2010 and her family as well.”
Leah Scott served as the Jr. Miss MCN 2009-2010