Dial-Stanley Crowned Miss Indian North Carolina 2018-2019

UNCG sophomore continues family legacy after claiming crown also won by her mother.

Greensboro, N.C. (mincsp.org) – On February 24th, 2018, Henrietta Raven Dial-Stanley was crowned Miss Indian North Carolina 2018-2019 at the Miss Indian NC Scholarship pageant held at UNC Pembroke. She is an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina with Tuscarora ancestry.

Dial-Stanley is the 19 year old daughter of Steve Stanley and Nora Dial-Stanley of Kernersville and the granddaughter of the late CB Locklear Jr and Sara Locklear of Maxton, Macie Lewis and the late George Lewis of High Point, NC. She has a twin brother, Ryan.

Dial-Stanley is a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) where she is majoring in Consumer Apparel and Retail Studies. She grew up in Kernersville but has always maintained close ties with her maternal family in Pembroke and Maxton. Throughout her life she has been involved in her native heritage. She has been a member of the One Spirit Cultural Class and Dance Team where she along with her family have traveled across the state sharing her culture. She was the Co-Chair of the One Spirit Youth Council where she was a representative with the North Carolina Native American Youth Organization (NCNAYO) and later crowned as Miss NCNAYO. During high school, she graduated with honors and was selected as Kernersville Miss 4th of July. As a representative of One Spirit Youth Council, she attended the United National Indian Tribal Youth Conference and the White House Tribal Youth Gathering in Washington DC with guest speaker Michelle Obama.

As a freshman at UNCG, she made Dean’s List, served as the President of the Native American Student Association, Chair of the UNCG Pow-Wow Committee, and President and founding class of Alpha Pi Omega Sorority, Inc., the nation’s first and oldest Native American Greek letter organization. In June she was selected by United National Indian Tribal Youth organization to attend the Today’s Native Leaders’ Conference in Alaska where she proposed a project to increase Native American college student retention rates. Later, out of several hundred proposals, Dial-Stanley’s project was selected as one of the top 10 in the country to present at the Today’s Native Leaders National Summit in Colorado. She is a recipient of the Catching the Dream Scholarship. She represented UNCG in the first University Network of Native Leaders at UNCG. She has also received numerous awards for her beadwork from the Annual NC Indian Unity Conference.

The role of Miss Indian NC is to serve as an Ambassador for all eight tribes in NC (Lumbee, Cherokee, Coharie, Meherrin, Waccamaw-Siouan, Occaneechi-Saponi, Sappony, Haliwa-Saponi) numbering over 120,000 citizens.