Two of new Czech-Slovak court hail from Yukon

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.


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)