Hannah Frankson wins title of 2017-18 Miss Bishop Paiute Tribe
BISHOP, Calif. — This past year, Hannah M. Frankson earned the crown of Miss Bishop Paiute Tribe 2017-18.
The 18-year-old member of the Bishop Paiute Tribe graduated from Bishop Union High School in June 2017. She currently attends Cerro Coso Community College in Bishop, Calif., where she’s studying for her Associate’s Degree in Kinesiology.
According to a biography provided to First Nation’s Focus, in Bishop, Frankson volunteered and participated in many events and community gatherings, on and off the reservation.
“I was able to sing our traditional Flag Song for my High School graduation, Head Start graduation, the Tatsawano Gathering, and on Memorial Day at our Indian Cemetary,” Frankson wrote in her bio. “I enjoy dedicating my time to our community and participating in events.”
For her community service project as part of being Miss Bishop Paiute Tribe 2017-18, Frankson works with the anti-bullying program, “Happy Hoods.”
“I conduct a group every Tuesday at the local middle school and we work to be that support system that allows the participants to have a voice,” she said. “We also do activities to bring awareness on how much bullying impacts a child, and we provide tools to help (children) address their issues.”
Frankson plans to eventually attend a 4-year university to major in physical therapy; she wants to pursue a career in sports medicine.
USDA Rural Development Nevada State Director Phil Cowee said he is pleased to have the Washoe Tribe as one of 47 communities included in the national program.