Karyl Frankiewicz

Miss Native American USA 2018-19
Eastern Band of Cherokee
Cherokee, North Carolina

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Autumn R. Williams

Miss Native American USA 2018-19, Karyl Frankiewicz, is a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians from Cherokee, North Carolina. She is 26 years old and holds a degree in Early Childhood Education from Southwestern Community College in Sylva, NC. MNAUSA Frankiewicz works as a Youth Development Professional at the Cherokee Youth Center Boys & Girls Club of America. When she was eight years old she was tested and diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome and was told she would have a hard time speaking and communicating with people. This led her to start breaking the mold on someone with disabilities and with her platform on Autism Awareness, bring a better perspective on the Spectrum. In August, MNAUSA Frankiewicz was crowned the 7th national title holder in Tempe, Arizona.
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Karyl Frankiewicz

Karyl Frankiewicz