Miss Czech-Slovak US 2017-18
Madeline Hecker
Ahoj! Hello! I have been having the time of my life traveling around our country to all of these wonderfully unique festivals. I’ve met so many incredible people and have made a lot of new friends. So far, I have attended events across 7 states and I have traveled nearly 8,000 miles. Some of my absolute favorite festivals have been Moravksý Den in Chicago, Illinois, the Czech Fall Festival in St. Louis, Missouri, the Prague Kolache Festival in Prague, Oklahoma, and Houby Days in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I also loved meeting several musicians and representatives from Pardubice, Czech Republic, while I was attending the National Polka Festival in Ennis, Texas. I am always so delighted by how warm and friendly the Czech people are. I am very much looking forward to visiting Kansas City, Missouri, for the Sugar Creek Slavic Festival, Tabor, South Dakota, for Tabor Czech Days, Clarkson, Nebraska, for the Clarkson Czech Festival, and Wilson, Kansas, for their After Harvest Czech Festival. I will also be traveling to the Czech Republic and Slovakia from July 1-21. I will be visiting ancestral villages, soaking in the beauty of the countryside, finding lots of hidden antiques, enjoying all that Praha has to offer, and exploring a country I’ve always wanted to visit: Slovakia. This incredible journey wouldn’t be happening without the kindness of our sponsors. Děkuji moc (thank you very much) to all of the wonderful and generous sponsors of the Miss Czech-Slovak US Pageant for your continued support! If you are interested in becoming one of these sponsors, please contact National Pageant Director Alexandria Cerveny-Sandall at acerveny10@gmail.com. Thank you so much! Na shledanou.

​Madeline Heckerová – Slečna Česko-Slovenské Spojené státy 2017-2018
Madeline Hecker – Miss Czech-Slovak US 2017-2018