Two of new Czech-Slovak court hail from Yukon

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The 2021-2022 Oklahoma Czech-Slovak court poses for a picture after being crowned Saturday. From left, they are Princess Kennedy Myrick; Queen Anna Sedivy-Thompson; Junior Queen Aspen Hein; and Prince Seth Pruett. (Photo by Alan Chapman)

By Traci Chapman

Contributing Writer

Yukon was well-represented Saturday, as two of Yukon’s own were crowned as part of the Czech-Slovak court during the 55th Annual Oklahoma Czech Festival.

Aspen Hein, 15, and 8-year-old Kennedy Myrick of Yukon were crowned junior queen and princess, respectively, during a late afternoon ceremony; the two join Queen Anna Sedivy-Thompson, a 21-year-old Edmond resident, and new Prince Seth Pruett of Prague, who is 10 years-old.

New Oklahoma Czech-Slovak Queen Anna Sedivy-Thompson is crowned during Saturday’s Oklahoma Czech Festival in Yukon. (Photo by Alan Chapman)

Sedivy-Thompson knew she was the 2021-2022 Oklahoma Czech-Slovak queen before Saturday’s ceremony – she was the sole person to apply for that post, while Hein, Myrick and Pruett all competed against others vying for the court.

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The four were among 14 total contestants who took part in an Oct. 2 pageant held at Yukon Czech Hall and directed by Debbie Kessler. They succeed 2019-2021 Queen Emily Cole, Junior Queen Kinzy Shirazi, Princess Lola Mae Yanda and Prince Conner Imhoff.

Oklahoma Czech-Slovak 2021-2022 Junior Queen Aspen Hein of Yukon reacts as she realizes she has earned that title during a Saturday ceremony crowning the new court. (Photo by Alan Chapman)
Oklahoma Czech-Slovak Prince Seth Pruett smiles as he is crowned. (Photo by Alan Chapman)
New Oklahoma Czech-Slovak Princess Kennedy Myrick of Yukon is crowned during a Saturday ceremony held during this year’s Czech Festival. (Photo by Alan Chapman)

 

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