School: Bon Homme High School
Parents: Mike and Christi Schmidt, Tyndall, SD
Ambitions and Future Plans: Attend Dakota Wesleyan University to play volleyball and major in biology then go on to medical school.
Activities Participated in High School: Volleyball, Competitive Cheer, Basketball, Track, Band, One-Act Play, Spring Play, National Honor Society, Quiz Bowl, Softball, and Swim Team.
Honors Earned: Academic All-State, Volleyball All-State 2nd Team, Merit Roll Student, State one-Act Superior Acting Award, Merten Haas Math Contest 1st Place-Algebra II & Geometry, 3rd Place Pre-Calculus, and American Legion Citizenship Award.
INTERESTING FACTS: Hobbies, Clubs, School Activities, Community Activities or Achievements: In the summer I like to play softball and participate in swim team. I also enjoy boating and going to the beach with family and friends. I am a devoted member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Tyndall as well.
Activity for Talent Contest: Playing the Clarinet Polka on my clarinet.
Why do you want to be Czech Days Queen? “Ever since I was a little girl I have dreamed of being Czech Days Queen. I wanted to Queen because then I would get to wear a pretty crown and costume. I also wanted to follow in my mom’s footsteps and thought it would be a lot of fun. Now, I want to be Queen because it means I would get to represent my heritage, culture, and the town of Tabor. I would get to show people the importance of celebrating their culture and help keep Czech traditions going. Being Queen would be a great honor to earn.”
What does Czech Days mean to you? “To me Czech Days means celebrating my culture with family and friends. It means being proud of my heritage and celebrating various traditions. It is a time when my cousins and relatives come to Tabor to participate in the multiple festivities going on throughout the weekend. Also, it is a time to laugh and make memories that will be cherished forever. I know I have plenty of wonderful memories like going through the Kiddie Parade when I was younger and dancing the Beseda. Czech Days also means eating delicious foods like kolaches and dumplings. In simple terms Czech means being with family, friends, and having a good time.”