The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Gamma Mu Omega Chapter, will present eight young women to society at its biennial Debutante Cotillion and Scholarship Gala.
The event will be 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 21, at the Shores Resort and Spa, 2637 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores.
The eight young ladies are: Bri’elle Black, a 2014 graduate of Spruce Creek High School, daughter of Lynnetta Oglesby and Brenton Black; Antoinette Chapman, a rising senior at Mainland High School, daughter of Sheila and Michael Chapman; Tristen Johnson, a rising senior at Calvary Christian Academy, daughter of Teresa and Rufus Johnson; Jazmine Logan, a 2014 graduate of Mainland High School, daughter of Ramona Carswell and Durwin Logan; Alexia Scarbough, a rising senior at Mainland High School, daughter of Adrian and Andre’ Scarbough; Katrinka Strickland, a rising senior at Spruce Creek High School, daughter of Sheila Alexander and stepdaughter of Laron Alexander; Kemari Thomas, a rising senior at Mainland High School, daughter of Shenika Davis and granddaughter of Albert Grayson Jr.; and Tamera Wiggins, a 2014 graduate of Mainland High School, daughter of Shaunelle Hill.
‘Bud Debutantes’ too
The debutante program is open to juniors and seniors at high schools in Volusia and Flagler counties. Interested young ladies and their families are invited to apply beginning in the fall. Those selected take part in various workshops and activities prior to the final presentation. Funds raised through the program are used to underwrite scholarships.
The theme for this year’s program is “Les Pearles de Elegance.” Besides the presentation, the event will include dinner and dancing. A highlight of the evening is always the father-daughter waltz.
In addition to the older girls, the program will showcase eight “Bud Debutantes,” which are girls between the ages of 5 and 8 years old. The buds for this year are Kaila Bellamy, Tori Burns, Jade Long, Jayla Long, Amina McGee, Athena McWilliams, Jaziah Miller and Terrianna Williams.
For more information, call 386-253-1753.