White Mountain Apache Youth Council Hosted Inauguration of Newly Elected Officers in September
The White Mountain Apache Youth Council held its annual inauguration of newly elected officers on September 4 at Hon-Dah Resort & Casino.
The inauguration event included the swearing in of fourteen (14) new officers including Co-Presidents Rashaan Stover and Mandy Dazen, Vice President Jade Cosay, Secretary/Treasurer D’Marco Slick, Public Relations Chance Hill, District I Reps Robinson Foster and AnDru Henry, District II Reps Shasta Dazen and Manuel Dazen, Jr., District III Reps Maria Walker and Shania Opah and District IV Reps Ignatius Lupe, Jr., Eric Mitchell, and Leona Tate.
The Inauguration program included remarks by Miss White Mountain Apache DeAndra Antonio, entertainment by Jr. Miss White Mountain Darius Stover and Miss White Mountain Apache, as well as remarks by Chairman Ronnie Lupe and Vice Chairman Kasey Velasquez. The swearing on of officers was facilitated by White Mountain Apache Chief Judge Carol Gatewood Kasey.
Harrisen DeClay, WMAT Education Director said, “Our White Mountain Apache Youth Council works very hard to create a positive impact on our community and to demonstrate to our young people that there is more opportunities other than drugs, alcohol and activities that reflect negatively on our young people. I am proud of each officer and I am confident that they will continue to work hard and further develop the vision that the previous officers and youth councils established.”