Miss Oklahoma visits Sallisaw
Miss Oklahoma 2017 Triana Browne spoke to the Sallisaw Lions Club on Tuesday. The club sponsors Miss Oklahoma’s trip to Sallisaw each year to speak at the Sallisaw High School Senior Tea. Browne was able to speak to the club during its lunchtime meeting at Roma’s Italian Restaurant before the tea event.
Browne is a graduate of Oklahoma State University in Stillwater where she earned a degree in Human Development and Family Sciences with a focus in Psychology and a minor in Sociology.
During her undergraduate career, she was on the Oklahoma State University’s Women’s Track and Field Team. She was also involved in Student Health Council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Student Athletic Advisory Committee. Browne was awarded several scholarships and named 2014 Second-Team Academic All-Big XII and 2014-2016 All-Big XII Honors among several awards.
Browne, who is a member of the Chickasaw Nation, said she was one of three Native American women to ever win Miss Oklahoma.
She described herself as a tom boy and athlete when growing up with eight brothers and two sisters. Browne entered her first pageant while in college at OSU to attempt to win scholarship money to pay for college.
Her platform is “Bridging the great cultural divide.” Browne was invited to attend the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC earlier this year.
During her rein, Browne has worked with Nike as Miss Oklahoma in the future she is interested in working with Nike in their N7 Branch.
According to Nike’s website, the N7 Fund provides grants to Native American and Aboriginal communities in support of sport and physical activity programs for youth.
Browne credited her success in track and field and winning Miss Oklahoma with persistence.
If you work hard, “it may not happen immediately, but it will happen,” she said.