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  • Clayton girl crowned Little Miss Hispanic Delaware

  • Naya Karmyn Gonzalez, 8, of Clayton, was crowned Little Miss Hispanic Delaware after winning the Little Miss Hispanic Delaware Pageant, held Aug. 29 in Wilmington.


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  • Naya Karmyn Gonzalez, 8, of Clayton, was crowned Little Miss Hispanic Delaware after winning the Little Miss Hispanic Delaware Pageant, held Aug. 29 in Wilmington.
    The components of the pageant were an entrance song, a creative walk, a talent portion, an evening gown walk, and a question and answer. For the talent portion of the pageant, Naya performed a classical ballet dance that was choreographed by her ballet teacher, Kristen Black.
    Naya, the daughter of Henry and Enid Gonzalez, is a second grade student at Providence Creek Academy.
    While Naya has struggled with hearing challenges, she has not let these challenges deter her from pursuing her love of dance, especially ballet. She has developed a great appreciation for the beauty of being a ballerina. Naya currently takes up ballet, tap and jazz under direction of Ms. Lydia Creasy, Mrs. Joanna Turner and Mrs. Kristen Black.
    She has performed in the tale of “Peter and the Wolf,” “Snow White” and recently earned the opportunity to attend a three-day intensive ballet class under the direction of Madam Dellas, a master teacher for over 40 years and Mrs. Vicky Silva, school director and ballet teacher at the Pennsylvania Regional Ballet Theater.
    At only 8 years old, Naya continues to learn and embrace the beauty of her Hispanic heritage as well as the importance of giving back to the community. She hopes to be able to inspire other young girls of Latin and other diverse cultures.
     

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