By Traci Chapman
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.
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.