Claire Brejcha received a cash prize and other gifts as the new queen for the Nebraska Czechs of York.
Claire Brejcha showcased her artistic ability during the talent competition at the Nebraska Czech Queen Pageant at Clarkson in June 2014.
Jessica Poskochil was crowned as the Czech Queen for the Nebraska Czechs of York in March 2013. She was a senior at Palmyra High School and graduated in May 2014. Her parents are Terry and Diana Poskochil of Bennet. Jessica competed for the state title in June at the state pageant in Clarkson, Nebraska. Danielle Patzel was the reigning Miss Nebraska Czech-Slovak Queen for 2012-2013. She was crowned at the state pageant at Clarkson in June 2012 where she represented the Nebraska Czechs of York. She relinquished the York title to Jessica Poskochil in March 2013. Danielle graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University in May, 2012, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. She studied in Brno, Czech Republic, at Masaryk University during the fall semester of 2012. Her parents are Steven and Theresa Patzel of Lincoln.
Miss Patzel competed for the national crown at the pageant in Wilber, Nebraska, in August 2013. She was selected as Miss Czech Slovak U.S. 1st Runner-Up.
The winners at the 2013 Miss Czech-Slovak national pageant were from left Brittany Smisek of Minnesota, 2nd runner-up, Anna Hand of Kansas, Miss Czech-Slovak U.S., and Danielle Patzel of Nebraska, 1st runner-up. Danielle was the York Queen and the Nebraska Queen prior to her national honor.
PAST QUEENS for THE NEBRASKA CZECHS OF YORK:2003 – 2004 Lisa Mettenbrink of York – York Queen2004 – 2005 Natasha Florian of Wilber – York Queen2004 – 2005 Natasha Florian – Nebraska Queen2005 – Natasha Florian – Miss Czech-Slovak U.S. 2nd Runner-Up2005 – 2006 Michelle Wiedel of Hebron – York Queen2006 – 2007 Michelle Wiedel of Hebron & Fremont – York Queen2006 – 2007 Michelle Wiedel – Nebraska Queen2007 – 2008 Michelle Wiedel – Miss Czech-Slovak U.S.2007 – 2008 Shandra Korbelik of Fairmont – York Queen2007 – 2008 Shandra Korbelik – Nebraska Queen2008 – Shandra Korbelik represented Nebraska at national pageant2008 – 2009 Megan Rathke of Genoa – York Queen2009 – 2010 Missy Vavra of York – York Queen2010 – 2011 Alexandria Cerveny of Aurora – York Queen2011 – 2012 Alexandria Cerveny of Aurora – York Queen2012 – 2013 Danielle Patzel of Lincoln – York Queen2012 – 2013 Danielle Patzel of Lincoln – Nebraska Queen2013 – Danielle Patzel – Miss Czech-Slovak U.S. 1st runner-up2013 – 2014 Jessica Poskochil of Bennet – York Queen2014 – 2015 Claire Brejcha of Friend – York Queen