Miss Czech-Slovak US 2017-18
Madeline Hecker
Dobrý den! I have had a very busy and exciting reign so far. Since my coronation, I have traveled close to 4,000 miles. I have attended Czech Heritage Day in Prague, Nebraska, West Fest in West, Texas, many parades and festivals in Oklahoma, the 78th Moravian Day in Chicago, Illinois, and the Oklahoma Czech-Slovak Pageant and the 52nd Oklahoma Czech Festival in Yukon, Oklahoma. I have also been a guest of honor and a guest speaker at many meetings, luncheons, and gatherings. I have met several dignitaries and I was even featured on the news channel KOCO 5 for an interview on the Miss Czech-Slovak US Pageant and the Oklahoma Czech Festival. I also had the pleasure of speaking to hundreds of children at three different elementary schools about the Czech and Slovak cultures where I taught them Czech words, dances, folk tales, and much more.

I am looking forward to the next month of my reign as a national cultural representative. Some of the big events on my schedule include the 13th Annual Czechfest in York, Nebraska, guest speaking at the Prague Chamber of Commerce’s next meeting, a Czech-Slovak Folklife Festival in Prince George, Virginia, and the Czech Fall Festival in St. Louis, Missouri. I am always looking for new events and festivals to attend, so please feel free to contact me!

​​Děkuji moc a Bůh vám žehnej.

Madeline Hecker
Miss Czech-Slovak US 2017=2018
heckermadeline@gmail.com