Wisconsin State Queen Pageant
June 15-17, 2012
Miss Czech Slovak Wisconsin State Queen, Elizabeth Kaliska will reign over this year’s 14th Festival Queen Pageant June 15-17. Elizabeth is the daughter of Patricia and James Kaliska, of Phillips, WI. She will represent the state of Wisconsin in the Miss Czech Slovak US National Queen Pageant in Wilber, NE the first weekend of August.
Five young ladies will be vying for the title during this year’s 29th Phillips Community Festival. Candidates for the title must be between ages 17-25, single, and of Czech, Slovak, Moravian or Silesian ancestry. There are four categories in which these young ladies are judged; a personal interview, a public interview on stage, Kroj (National folk dress) modeling (American or Nationality kroj) and talent (American or Nationality).
Candidates seeking this year’s crown include the following five young women:
Niina Linnea Threlfull-Baum-Miss Domazlice, the daughter of Anna Threlfall and Richard Baum, of Kennan. Niina is a home-schooled graduate. She will perform a piano solo in the talent segment titled “Fur Elise”in the American Division. Her Kroj (folk dress) is entered in the American Division. She is sponsored by her parents.
Kayla Kedzior-Miss Starec Domazlice, the daughter of David and Carol Kedzior, of Little Chute. Kayla completed her Junior year in HS and plans to graduate next year. For the talent segment, she plans to do a charcoal drawing titled “St Agnes of Bohemia” in the American Division. Her Kroj (folk dress) is entered in the American Division. She is sponsored by the Wisconsin Czech of Green Bay Community.
Sara Marie Polacek-Miss Bratislava, the daughter of Sue and Bill Polacek of Phillips. Sarah completed her Junior year in HS in Phillips and plans to graduate next year. Sarah plans to demonstrate how to make a cheesecake for her talent in the American Division titled, “Czech Out My Cheesecake.” Her Kroj (folk dress) is entered in the Nationality Division. She is sponsored by The Yarn Barn-Charms-N-Such.
Kayla Ann Robbins-Ms Prague, the daughter of Missy Robbins of Wrightstown. Kayla graduated H.S. this year and plans to attendUniversity of Green Bay. For her talent segment, Kayla plans to sing a solo titled “God Bless the Broken Road” in the American Division. Her Kroj (folk dress) is entered in the Nationality Division.
She is sponsored by Wisconsin Czechs of Green Bay Community.
Sheila Frances Uhren-Miss Bohemia, the daughter of Glenn and Jineen Uhren of Prentice. Sheila completed her Junior year in HS in Prentice and plans to graduate next year. Sheila plans to demonstrate basketball in the Czech Republic for her talent in the American Division titled “Basketball in The Czech Republic.” Her Kroj (folk dress) is entered in the American Division. She is sponsored by her parents.
This year’s pageant activities will conclude on Sunday, June 17 in the Phillips High School auditorium when one of these candidates will be crowned as the 2012-2013 Miss Czech Slovak Wisconsin State Queen.
Pageant judges are Mrs. Loraine David, MN Czech Slovak Director from Montgomery, MN, Ashley Brown, Miss Czech Slovak Princess 2005-2006 of Prairie du Sac, WI and Mr. Tony Jurik, President of the Wisconsin Slovak Historical Society of Waukesha, WI.
Queen’s Royal Court: Participants of the Queen’s Royal Courtprogram are ladies between the ages of 13 and 17 and must be of some Czech, Slovak, Moravian or Silesian heritage. This program bridges the gap between the ‘Little Sister” program and the Queen Pageant. It allows these young ladies to learn more about their heritage and experience the excitement of a queen pageant while in a noncompetitive environment. They have an opportunity to model a kroj and perform their talent and write an original 250 word presentation on “What My Heritage Means to Me”.
This year 5 young ladies will participate in the program:
Acacia Angelo, daughterof Ron and Luanne Angelo, of Phillips, Alanna Burkart, daughter ofTracie and Art Burkart, of Phillips, Lyndsey Holan, daughter of Peggy and Rick Holan, Phillips, Mckinzi Kedzior, daughter of David and Carol Kedzior of Little Chute, and Melissa Klimowski, daughter of Robert and Sue Klimowski,Phillips,.
The Little Sister Program is for girls ages 7-12. These girls learn about their heritage from peers, wear folk dresses and “shadow” candidates and visiting royalty during festival events. The Little Sisters for this year’s pageant are Anastasia & Annika, daughters of Ron and Luanne Angelo, Hannah & Naomi daughters of Don
and Joyce Angelo, Crystal Croy, daughter of Patrick Croy, Gretchen Hoogland daughter of Bennett& Jollie Hoogland, Jayda Jansen, daughter of Jay & Dana Janssen, Amanda Kadlecek, daughter of Troy and Jodie
Kadlecek, Megan Klaver, daughter of Jeff and Cathy Klaver, Laney Kleist, daughter of Rhonda & Jon, Senja Koch, daughter of Shawn & Rebekah Koch of Ogema, Preethi Muruga, daughter of Selvi and Muruga harikrishnan, Marina & Sofia Windmoeller, daughters of Linda and Rich Windmoeller all of Phillips.