School: Scotland High School 2017 Graduate
Parents: Mark and Emily Walloch, Scotland, SD
Ambitions and Future Plans: I plan to attend Black Hills State University in Spearfish, SD this fall to major in Business with specialization in Human Resource Management
Activities Participated in High School and Post High School: Volleyball, Band, Color Guard, Vocal, Show Choir, FFA, FCCLA, FCA, Play, Track Manager, Football Stat, Mentor, Softball, Prom Chairman, Student Council, S-Club, Homecoming Candidate, Senior Class President, Sophomore Class Secretary/Treasurer
Honors Earned: A+ Student of the Week, Girls State Delegate, CTF Leadership Award, National Honor Society, Volleyball and Football Academic All-State, Superior Honor Roll, Volleyball Captain, President of FFA 2 years, President of FCCLA.
INTERESTING FACTS: Hobbies, Clubs, School Activities, Community Activities or Achievements:
I have been involved in a Scotland Community play and also played an orphan in the Lewis & Clark Theater production of “Annie”. I was Czech Days Princess in 2007 and have Beseda danced every year since I was 7 years old. I have taught catechism at church and was involved in many Christian mini musicals.
Activity for Talent Contest: Play the accordion and sing a polka.
Why do you want to be Czech Days Queen? “When I was crowned princess in 2007, I knew I would run for Czech Days queen someday. My senior project this year included a research paper on Tabor Czech Days and a family tree. I have a great interest in heritage and keeping the Czech culture alive. Being crowned queen would be another way for me to promote my Czech heritage and Tabor Czech Days.”
What does Czech Days mean to you? “When I was 8 years old, Czech Days meant going on carnival rides, watching the big parade and participating in the kiddie parade. As I grew older, Czech Days meant meeting up with friends from several local towns and walking the midway. Now Czech Days means all that, plus ethnic foods like kolaches and dumplings, Beseda dancing, polkas, learning about Czech culture and keeping Czech traditions going such as wearing a kroj. I am proud of my Czech heritage and the value of hard work and family that it represents.”