Destiny Hollingsworth, crowned the 2022 Czech Heritage Society (CHS) Miss Texas Czech-Slovak Queen, and her Little Czech-Slovak Sister Glorianna (Natalie) Hollingsworth.
Destiny won the Private Interview and Talent Awards. Congratulations Jillian Sexton, 1st Runner-Up CHS Queen and Little Czech-Slovak Sister Cora Mechell. Jillian won the On-Stage Interview and Kroj (costume) Modeling Awards. Destiny will compete in the Miss Czech-Slovak US Pageant in Wilber, NE in August 2023. Winnings included crowns, sashes, cash scholarships, numerous gifts, gift cards, various gifts from CHS Chapters, Pivovar Waco Czech Crystal and Slovacek’s of West gifts.
McLennan-Hill CHS hosted the pageant at the Knights of Columbus Hall in West, Texas. These young ladies competed in Private Interviews, On-Stage Interviews, Talent, and Kroj modeling. Madison Murphy, CHS Miss Texas Czech-Slovak 2021-2022 and Rachel Alexander, Texas Little Czech-Slovak Sister assisted with all events and presented their farewell speeches. Miss Madison will compete in the National pageant August 6-7, 2022, in Wilber, Nebraska. Lauren Gerik, Miss Czech-Slovak US 2021-2022 and Sarah Alexander, Texas Little Czech-Slovak Sister 2020 also assisted with the pageant. Visiting queens included: Cecilia Minchow, Miss Nebraska Czech-Slovak Queen 2021-2022 singing; and Addie Hejl, Miss Czech-Slovak US 2nd Runner-up 2021-2022 with her accordion music.
Greetings, Welcomes, Invocation and Presentations included: Opening/Pledge of Allegiance by John Blaha, President McLennan-Hill CHS; US National Anthem, Cecilia Minchow, Miss Nebraska Czech-Slovak Queen; Czech & Slovak National Anthems by Destiny & Glorianna (Natalie) Hollingsworth; Invocation by Deacon Terry Timmons, Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Abbott; Tommy Muska, Mayor of West with Kylee Schroeder Howard, Miss West 2021-2022; David Kolar, Westfest President with John Hurtick; Wilburn Willis, SPJST Vice President Lodge 54; Steven Beseda, CEO Pivovar Waco Restaurant, Brewery, Hotel; and Texas Gavel/Certificate ‘Doc’ Charles Anderson, Republican Texas House of Representatives.
Events included: West High School Junior Historian Dancers; Parade of Kroje; and accordion music by Alvin Moravec and John Sulak.
Steven Beseda, CEO of Pivovar, was Guest Speaker. A Uniquely Czech Experience - Pivovar features a brewery, restaurant, beer garden, bakery, hotel and beer spa. The main floor showcases a traditional Czech brewery specialized for bottom fermented Czech Pilsner lagers. Pivovar is a cutting-edge facility implemented in the historical building "New Katy hotel" located in Downtown Waco, immediately next door to the famous Magnolia Silos.