Who will serve as the 2023-24 Oklahoma Czech-Slovak Royalty?
Applications are now being accepted for the titles of Queen (women, ages 17-25), Junior Queen (girls, ages 11-16), Prince (boys, ages 5-10), and Princess (girls, ages 5-10).
The purpose of the Oklahoma Czech-Slovak Royalty is to represent and promote Oklahoma Czechs, Inc., and the Oklahoma Czech Festival in Yukon.
Candidates must be Oklahoma residents of Czech or Slovak descent or legally adopted by at least one parent of Czech or Slovak descent.
Competition categories are: Private interview, on-stage interview and kroj (ethnic costume).
Queen contestants also compete in a four-minute talent.
The Oklahoma Czech-Slovak Royalty Pageant will be Sunday afternoon, Oct. 1 at Yukon Czech Hall, 205 N Czech Hall Road.
The crowning of new royalty will be during the 57th Annual Oklahoma Czech Festival on Saturday, Oct. 7 in Yukon.
The royalty’s reign is a year full of fun and service while connecting more deeply with their Czech-Slovak heritage.
The royalty participates in parades, festivals and other events in the Oklahoma City metro area, across Oklahoma and in other states.
The Oklahoma Czech-Slovak Queen will be eligible to compete this August at the annual Miss Czech-Slovak US Pageant in Nebraska. Thousands of dollars in scholarships and prizes will be awarded.
Request a copy of pageant rules and guidelines and an application form from Pageant Director Debbie Kessler at email@example.com.
Make sure to specify which royalty category application is desired. All applications are due by Aug. 15.
The 2022-23 Oklahoma Czech-Slovak Royalty are:
- Queen Jayden Mason of Stillwater, daughter of Earl and Jamie Mason.
- Junior Queen Hannah Thomason of Yukon, daughter of Melody Kapka and Todd Thomason.
- Prince Rex Gering of Oklahoma City, son of Rob and Rachel Gering.
- Princess London Lippencott of Mustang, daughter of Sarah Lippencott and Coby Lippencott.