Bailey Georgia Kortan
Bon Homme High School 2018 Graduate
Parents: Gary and Lisa Kortan, Tabor, SD
Ambitions and Future Plans: I plan to attend SDSU to play softball and major in psychology. I plan to get a Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling to help families with certain hereditary diseases.
Activities: Softball, Cross Country, Basketball, Golf, and Student Council.
Honors & Awards: Two- time Nationalist for Punt, Pass, and Kick; All-State Softball 2014-2017; National Honor Society; 1,000 point scorer; and homecoming royalty candidate.
Interesting facts: I have been coaching youth softball in Tabor the past 3 summers and continue to help at the St. Wenceslaus Parish Annual Bazaar and serve at Czech Days. I have also participated in dancing and countless parades over Czech Days.
Why do you want to be Czech Days Queen? I want to be Czech Days Queen to represent my heritage and community. Ever since I was a little girl, I have enjoyed getting ready for the parade and dressing up to dance on Friday and Saturday. My favorite part about Czech Days is going uptown to eat at the Beseda with my family and see others from across the country celebrate their Czech culture in Sokol Park. I am so proud of growing up in Tabor and for the community that keeps this tradition alive. I’m always thrilled to learn more about my heritage.
What does Czech Days mean to you? Hearing “Czech Days” makes me more than excited. It has been the biggest weekend in Tabor for as long as I can remember. To me, Czech Days means spending time with family and friends who are enjoying the celebration through baseball, parades, food, costumes, and dancing. It is a blessing to be surrounded by a community that works all year for this three day event and makes an impact on people from all around the country that have experienced Czech Days.