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Miss Czech Slovak US Pageant

2008 Pageant
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Queen: Sandy Ptak, Alaska
1st Runner Up: Christy Kessler, Oklahoma
2nd Runner Up: Maria Cox, Minneasota
Grand Talent: Sandy Ptak
Talent Runner Up: Christy Kessler
Authentic Kroj: Shandra Korbelik, Nebraska
Americanized Kroj: Kelissa Kersenbrock, Kansas
Oratory Award: Sandy Ptak
Lois Fiala Spirit Award: Sarah Nutt, Wisconsin
Miss Congeniality: Sandy Ptak 
Sokol Award: Olivia Buydos, Ohio
Contestants:
Ashley Cuka, South Dakota
Samantha Hubler, Iowa
Valerie Smith, Missouri
Ashley Sulak, Texas
Brianna Tichy, New Jersey

All 2008 Contestants
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Category and Prize Winners - 2008
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2008 Winners - Look for a New Picture after 2009 Pageant!

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Sandy with Texas Pageant Contestants
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Sandy at Texas Pageant
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Sandy Ptak, Alaska, of Anchorage, Alaska was crowned 2008-09 Miss Czech Slovak United States, along with winning Miss Congeniality, Alice "Fiala" Rokusek Oratory Award and Grand Talent Winner. Sandy will be a senior at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. With the title Sandy will recieve $1500 cash, $2500 towards a trip to the Czech or Slovak Republic and a special $250 special scholarship in memory of John Rokusek and much more. Christy Kessler, Oklahoma, of Choctaw, Oklahoma was 1st Runner Up and Talent Runner Up. Maria Cox, Minnesota of Stillwater, Minnesota won 2nd Runner Up. Kelissa Kersenbrock, Kansas, of Ellsworth, Kansas won Americanized Kroj.  Shandra Korbelik, Nebraska, of Fairmont, Nebraska won Authentic Kroj. Sarah Nutt, Wisconsin of Phillips, Wisconsin received the Spirit of Czech/Slovak Heritage award. Olivia Buydos, Ohio, of Seven Hills, Ohio received the Sokol talent routine award.

Sandy Ptak of Anchorage Alaska is the new 2008-09 Miss Czech Slovak United States. Sandy is the daughter of Peter and Olga Ptak. She is will be a senior in the fall at Portland State University, double majoring in Business Management and Marketing. Sandy was an outstanding candidate for the pageant. She will be a great ambassador for the Czech and Slovak communities of the USA. Sandy not only was the overall title, she was the Grand Talent Winner, Miss Congeniality and won the Oratory Award. For Sandy’s talent she sang, in Czech, “I Drove All Night” by Celine Dion. Sandy is a first generation American. She is fluent in Czech, English and intermediate Spanish. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding, reading about history and traveling. Sandy is the first contestant to ever represent Alaska.