AKA Debutante Pageant Jan. 30
By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on January 21, 2010 1:46 PM
Epsilon Phi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will hold its 56th Annual Debutante Pageant on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. at the Dillard Middle School Gymnasium.
The theme for the event is "Colors of the Wind."
The debutante pageant is a culmination of activities held to enrich the lives of young ladies who are sophomores, juniors or seniors in high school. The experience is designed to offer opportunities that will allow them to broaden their perspectives educationally, socially, and culturally.
Additionally, the debutantes are offered an opportunity to generate funds for scholastic pursuits.
The debutante reporting the highest amount of money will become "Miss Debutante 2010" and will reign until the next debutante pageant. The debutantes will select Miss Congeniality and the Frances Tyler Volunteer Service Awar will be given to the debutante who has best documented her community service.
There are nine young women in the pageant.
*Habekah Cannon is a junior at Wayne School of Engineering. She is the daughter of Mr. Bernard and Mrs. Belinda Cannon.
*Jade Dansler is a junior at Wayne School of Engineering. She is the daughter of Ms. Sharon Dansler.
*Natalya Dungee is a senior at Goldsboro High School. She is the daughter of Ms. Denise Green.
*Majesty Grant is a senior at Eastern Wayne High School. She is the daughter of Mr. Phil and Mrs. Lori Grant.
*Reteva Jones is a senior at Eastern Wayne High School. She is the grand daughter of Ms. Bessie L. Jones.
*Joyce Johnson is a senior at Spring Creek High School. She is the daughter of Ms. Denise Johnson.
*Taylor Smith is a junior at Spring Creek High School. She is the daughter of Mr. Craig and Mrs. Beth Smith.
*Bianca Thompson is a senior at Goldsboro High School. She is the daughter of Ms. Thomasena Thompson.
*Angelene Williams is a senior at Goldsboro High School. She is the daughter of Ms. Sarena R. Williams-Ellis.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is America's first Greek-letter organization founded in 1908 by, and for, African-American college women. It is one of the world's leading service organizations, with headquarters in Chicago.
The sorority's members have made a commitment "to serve all mankind" through a nucleus of more than 200,000 women in more than 975 chapters in the United States and around the world.