School: Yankton High School 2017 Graduate
Parents: Arleen Becvar and Frank Hoffert, Yankton, SD
Ambitions and Future Plans: I will be attending Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri for my Bachelors of Fine Arts degree.
Activities Participated in High School: I’ve participated in Competitive Cheer, Dance Team, Boys Basketball Cheerleader, Girls Basketball Cheerleader, Wrestling Cheerleader, Choir, and Football Manager.
Honors Earned: I have lettered in Competitive Cheer, Dance Team, and Sideline Cheer. I have achieved a Perfect Attendance Award; 2008 SD High Point Champion for Dream Girls; 2008 Miss Summer Princess; and 2010 3rd Place Regionals Baton Championships.
INTERESTING FACTS: Hobbies, Clubs, School Activities, Community Activities or Achievements: I love to dance. I’ve danced for nursing homes, ice cream socials and Riverboat Days. I’ve participated in March of Dimes March for Babies. I volunteer at the hospital and have a part-time job as a CNA at Majestic Bluffs.
Activity for Talent Contest: A self-choreographed lyrical dance.
Why do you want to be Czech Days Queen? “Czech Days is a part of who I am. I’ve been going to Czech Days ever since I was born. I would love to represent our heritage by being Czech Days Queen.”
What does Czech Days mean to you? “Czech Days is an annual celebration where family and friends honor their heritage. It is a time to remind us of who we are as an individual as well as a community. We are brought together in remembrance of our ancestors, along with the culture and customs they have passed down to us. Czech Days has a strong tradition of performing the Beseda dance, playing live polka music, enjoying kolaches, and holding the Czech Days parade. I enjoy being able to follow the path of my ancestors in the celebration of our heritage.”