Debutantes announced for cotillion

Published 12:50 am Sunday, April 25, 2010

Natchez — The Natchez Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. recently announced its 18th annual Debutante Cotillion , “An Infusion of Poise, Charm, and Intellect.”

Poise, charm and intellect are three fitting words to describe the 12 young ladies who are awaiting their debut into society. The Natchez Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will host their 18th annual Debutante Cotillion on at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 1 at the Natchez City Auditorium. The public is invited to attend. Admission is $10. Tickets may be purchased from members of Natchez Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority or any cotillion participant.

This year’s coterie of debutantes have dedicated many hours of community service as they progressed toward the finale — the Debutante Cotillion. Some of these community service activities include volunteering at the Stewpot and hosting a community-wide Easter egg hunt

Each of the debutantes demonstrates academic excellence, strong morals and values and outstanding service to the community.

Members of the 2010 Coterie are:

Debutante Valyncia D. Alexander, the 17-year-old daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Dan Alexander. Valyncia is a junior at Natchez High School. Her escort is Raymond Williams, the son of Raymond McDonald and Michelle McDonald.

Debutante Kendra G. Brooks, the 18-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marcellus Brooks. Kendra is a senior at Natchez High School. Her escort is Zachary Carter, the son of Peter Bacon and Angela Carter.

Debutante Raechelle D. Brown, the 17-year-old daughter of Ray and Diane Brown. Raechelle is a junior at Natchez High School. Her escort is Wayne Thompson, the son of Carolyn Oliver and Thomas Oliver.

Debutante Cierra A. Conner, the 18-year-old daughter of Sarah E. Latham and Patrick Conner. Cierra is a senior at Natchez High School. Her escort is Demetrius Morgan, the son of Henry and Renza Morgan.

Debutante Asia S. Green, the 16-year-old daughter of Rychard Green, and Sonya and Steven Mars. Asia is a junior at Natchez High School. Her escort is Ryan Lewis, the son of Paul and Bernice Lewis.

Debutante Tatyana S. Jarvis, the 17-year-old daughter of Robert and Wyvonna Kettley. Tatyana is a junior at Wilkinson County High School. Her escort is Johnathan Scott, the son of Marie Pitts and Rufus Scott.

Debutante Evangeline S. Jones, the 17-year-old daughter of Charlene White and Emanuel Jones. Evangeline is a junior at Natchez High School. Her escort is Frederick Carter, the son of Elanda Wallace and Frederick Carter Sr.

Debutante India D. Merrick, the 18-year-old daughter of Cassandra Jones and Marvin Merrick. India is a senior at Natchez High School. Her escort is Santarius Pollard, the son of Sheila Evans and Ruben Evans.

Debutante Renada A. Mosby, the 16-year-old daughter of Waldron and Angela Mosby. Renada is a junior at Natchez High School. Her escort is Randy Woods, the son of Katie Woods and the late Randy Woods, Sr.

Debutante Cindeka A. Smith, the 16-year-old daughter of the late Carol Ann Smith and Huey Jr. and Dorothy McCraney. Cindeka is a junior at Natchez High School. Her escort is Waldron Mosby, the son of Waldron and Angela Mosby.

Debutante Chelsea S. Washington, the 16-year-old daughter of Shavelle Woods and Marcus Washington. Chelsea is a junior at Natchez High School. Her escort is Trevon Chatman, the son of Audrey Chatman and Michael Chatman.

Debutante Sharnise O. Woods, the 18-year-old daughter of Sharon and Patrick Woods. Sharnise is a senior at Natchez High School. Her escort is Casey Campbell, the son of Clem and Lynn Campbell.

Other participants include Junior Debutantes, Delta Dolls, Page and Angels.

Junior Debutantes

Yasmine Bassett, the daughter of Donald and Gail Bassett. She is a sixth-grade student at Morgantown Elementary School.

Janishia Butler, the daughter of Gail Thompson and Johnny Butler. She is a seventh-grade student at Robert Lewis Middle School.

Akia Johnson, the daughter of Myoshia Johnson. She is an eighth-grade student at Robert Lewis Middle School.

Jasmine Johnson, the daughter of Janice and Willie Johnson. She is a seventh-grade student at Robert Lewis Middle School.

Chazlyn King, the daughter of Dora King and the late Charlie King. She is a sixth-grade student at Morgantown Elementary School.

Kayla Long, the daughter of Clarence and Rosemary Adams. She is an eighth-grade student at Robert Lewis Middle School.

Sydney McCullen, the daughter of Jamal and Danessa McCullen. She is an eighth-grade student at Robert Lewis Middle School.

Shyvonia Manuel, the daughter of Bradley and Marie Norman. She is an eighth-grade student at Robert Lewis Middle School.

Ke’Anti Murphy, the daughter of Myron and Kimberly Murphy. She is a ninth-grade student at Natchez High School.

Raenetta Robertson, the daughter of Gene Robertson and Shauntee’ Pinkney. She is a fifth-grade student at Morgantown Elementary School.

Jasmine Rounds, the daughter of James and Linda Rounds. She is a sixth-grade student at Morgantown Elementary School.

Alana Singleton, the daughter of Fredaca Singleton. She is a seventh-grade student at Robert Lewis Middle School.

Jasmine Williams, the daughter of Jeffery White and Angela Williams. She is an eighth-grade student at Robert Lewis Middle School.

Delta Dolls

Zharia Barnes, the daughter of Ron and Kiwanis Barnes. She is a third-grade student at McLaurin Elementary School.

Brittany Clayton, the daughter of Autry and Constance Clayton. She is a fourth-grade student at McLaurin Elementary School.

JiMya Hargrave, the daughter of Jimmy and Joyce Hargrave. She is a fourth-grade student at McLaurin Elementary School.

J’Miya McCullen, the daughter of Jamal and Danessa McCullen. She is a second-grade student at Frazier Primary School.

Asya Terell, the daughter of Van and LaShonda Dixon. She is a second-grade student at Frazier Primary School.

Simone Thomas, the daughter of Shawn Thomas and Pamela Bell. She is a fifth-grade student at Morgantown Elementary School.

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Dontraeon Gales, the son of Darnell Gales and Tracy Lowe. He is an eighth-grade student at Jefferson County Junior High School.

Amos James, III, the son of Amos and Angela James. He is a ninth-grade student at Natchez High School.

Norman Mosby III, the son of Norman and Tiffany Mosby. He is a 10th-grade student at Natchez High School.

Angels

Jaimee McCullen, the daughter of Jamal and Danessa McCullen.

Kerrigan Winding, the daughter of Demestra and Yolanda Winding.