Earlier this year, Marta Czaplak was a starter on the Riverhead High School girls basketball team that won the Long Island Championship and made the final four statewide, and she hit a number of clutch 3-point shots in the playoffs to help the team to victory.
Now, she’s gained another title, Polish Town Queen.
On Saturday, Ms. Czaplak was named Queen for this year’s Polish Town Fair and Festival, which will be held Aug. 18 and 19 in Polish Town. She was a runner-up in last year’s Queen contest. Ms. Czaplak graduated from Riverhead High School’s Class of 2012 last week and will attend Suffolk Community College in the fall.
Nicole Mielnicki, a 2011 Riverhead High School graduate, was named Princess, as first runner up for this year’s Polish Town Fair and Festival.
In June, the Polish Town Civic Association, which has run the festival every year since 1975, had considered not having the queen contest this year because of a shortage of contestants, but they did subsequently get some contestants.