Scholarship winners announced at annual picnic

Left to right: Elijah Wolter, Ashley Pudil, and Erika Serbousek. (photo/Cindy Hadish)The Czech Heritage Foundation awarded three $1,300 scholarships during the annual picnic on August 9 at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library.Erika Serbousek of Iowa State University, Ashley Pudil of Loras College and Elijah Wolter of the University of Chicago were all deserving recipients, said Lee Thornbloom, who chairs the scholarship committee.Scholarship winners with CHF Scholarship Committee Chair Lee Thornbloom. (photo/Cindy Hadish)During the picnic, Bonnie Rohlena and Donna Gruntorad paid special recognition to Marj Nejdl, who so generously volunteered her time and talent to provide the exquisite artwork for the new Czech Heritage Foundation logo and the new Miss Czech-Slovak Iowa Pageant logo.Czech Master Folk Artist Marj Nejdl, left, and Miss Czech-Slovak Iowa Co-Director Bonnie Rohlena. (photo/Cindy Hadish) New Czech Heritage Foundation logo by Master Czech Folk Artist Marj Nejdl.New Miss-Czech Slovak Iowa Pageant logo by Master Czech Folk Artist Marj Nejdl.Members of the Czech Royal Court were introduced at the picnic, as well. The picnic is an annual get-together for members of the Czech Heritage Foundation, their families and friends.chf royal court