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Meet the 2017 Delta Debutantes

The 53rd annual Debutante Cotillion was held on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Twenty-two contestants were awarded college scholarships, and three local charities received financial support.

Left to right: Shondoria Barrett, Michyla Greene, Eboni Turner, Chandler Vaughan, Madison Wallace

The Charlotte Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and Deltas of Charlotte Foundation held its 53rd annual Debutante Cotillion on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Dressed in elegant, formal gowns, 34 Debutantes raised $169,827.35

Of that number, 22 were awarded college scholarships, and three non-profits – Big Brothers Big Sisters, Council of Children’s Rights and Florence Critten Services — received a contribution toward their local programming.

At the conclusion of the evening, Eboni Turner, a student at Olympic High School, was  named Ms. Debutante.

Other winners were:

1st Attendant, Madison Wallace
2nd Attendant, Michyla Green
3rd Attendant, Shondoria Barrett
Ms. Legacy, Chandler Vaughan.

The Cotillion team was led by chair, Lisa Robinson, and co-chairs Tierra Sanders, Latoya Scott, and Verna Wade.


Allen_Jada_2Jada Nicole Allen
Parents/Guardians: Mr. and Mrs. Marcus L. Allen
School: Lake Norman Charter High Schoo
Major: biology or physical therapy

 



Barrett_Shondoria_2
Shondoria Shepralle Barrett
Parent/Guardian:  Minister Shonda D. Orr
School: West Charlotte Senior High School
Plans: North Carolina Central University, biomedical sciences

 


Simmons-Bell_Quwamee_2Quwamee Shavez Simmons Bell
Parent/Guardian: Tanja Bell
School: West Charlotte Senior High School
Plans: North Carolina Central University, education or business

 


Blakeney_Briana_2Briana Tenise Blakeney
Parents/Guardians: Tommie and Karen Blakeney
School: West Charlotte High School
Plans: Winston Salem State University, social work

 


Bost_Maia_2Maia Tania Bost
Parents/Guardians: Mr. and Mrs. Horace Blakeney, Marvin Bost
School: Harding University High School
Plans: Winston-Salem State University, nursing/dance

 


Burks_Brooke_2Brooke Tamar Burks
Parents/Guardians: Alan and Missy Jackson
School: Nation Ford High School
Plans: Howard University, nursing

 


Cummings_Korbin_2Korbin Aris Cummings
Parents/Guardians: George B. Cummings, Kimberly Lovejoy-Broadie and David Broadie
School: Hickory Ridge High School
Plans: Spelman College, political science and sociology

 


Davis_Symone_2Symone LaTavior Davis
Parents/Guardians: Mr. and Mrs. Larry & Redonda Davis
School: North Mecklenburg High School
Plans: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina Central University or Howard University, biology.

 


Fortune Jones_Alexa_2Alexa Mariah Fortune-Jones
Parents/Guardians: Dr. Clifford A. Jones & C. Brenda Jones
School: North Mecklenburg High School
Plans: Hampton University, aviation or Spelman College, counseling

 


Greene_Michyla_2Michyla Celene Greene
Parents/Guardians: Richard Greene III and Arlena Hawthorne
School: Mallard Creek High School
Plans: University of North Carolina Honors College, public health, and N.C. State University, biomedical engineering

 


Grier_Jordan_2Jordan Alexis Grier
Parents/Guardians: Ian Grier Sr., Tasha McNeil
School: Phillip O Berry High School
Plans: UNCC at Charlotte, nursing

 


Harris_Sydney_2Sydney Elizabeth Harris
Parents/Guardians: Attorney Ken Harris and Dr. Felecia Carter Harris
School: Ardrey Kell High School
Plans: Concord University, forensic science or education

 


Hunt_Kaila_2Kaila Moneke Hart
Parents/Guardians: Malcolm and LaShonda Hart
School: Performance Learning Center
Plans: Fayetteville State University, birth through Kindergarten

 


Hunt_Jasa-2Jasa Trenell Hunt
Parents/Guardians: Treva Johnson , Brad Johnson
School: North Mecklenburg High School
Plans: University of South Carolina, journalism

 


Hurt_Kayla_2Kayla Madison Hurt
Parent/Guardian: Rick Hurt
School: Zebulon B Vance High School
Plans: UNC -Chapel Hill

 


Johnson_Kennedy_2Kennedy Cheyenne Johnson
Parent/Guardian: Sonya Ford
School: East Mecklenburg High School
Plans: Winston-Salem State University

 


Meadows_Tashari_2Tashari Lanay Meadows
Parents/Guardians: Janet Green, Toronto Meadows
School: North Mecklenburg High School
Plans: North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, biology

 


Jaylin_Parker_2Jaylin Sheron Parker
Parents/Guardians: Evonne Jenkins and Mal Parker
School: North Mecklenburg High School
Plans: North Carolina Central University, biology

 


Kyra_Parker_2Kyra Shanice Parker
Parents/Guardians: James & Kimberly Parker
School: Harding University High School
Plans: North Carolina Central University, nursing

 


Pass_Kennedy_2Kennedy Michelle Pass
Parents/Guardians: Stephen Pass & Michelle Boone Pass
School: Mallard Creek High School
Plans: UNC Greensboro, psychology

 


Portee_Morgan_2Morgan Alexandria Portee
Parent/Guardian: Dorenda Portee
School: Northwestern High School North
Plans: North Carolina A&T, political science

 


Robinson_Jasia_2Jasia Nyree’ Robinson
Parents/Guardians: Demeata Robinson and Earlie Robinson
School: Northwest School of the Arts
Plans: Spelman College, anthropology

 


Robinson_Makayla_2Makayla Reneè Robinson
Parents/Guardians: Michelle and Odel Robinson
School: Levine Middle College High School
Plans: Wake Forest University, biology

 


Smith_Anderlyn_2Anderlyn Elyse Smith
Parents/Guardians: Alex D. Smith Sr., Andrea H. Smith
School: Hickory Ridge High School
Plans: North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, theatre and broadcast journalism

 


Stoeling_Morgan_2Morgan Marie Stoeling
Parents/Guardians: Michael and Donna Stoeling
School: Hopewell High School
Plans: Wingate University or North Carolina Central University, pre-nursing or biology

 


Taylor_Summer_2Rei Summer Taylor
Parents/Guardians: Artenia and Antoine Taylor
School: Lake Norman Charter
Plans: Howard University, political science

 


Replacement Turner_Eboni_2Eboni Ciara Turner
Parents/Guardians: Warren and Shawn Turner
School: Olympic High School
Plans: Wake Forest University or Hampton University, medicine or marketing

 


Vaughan_Chandler_2Chandler Alexis Vaughan
Parents/Guardians: Nina and Bobby Vaughan
School: Mallard Creek High School
Plans: Elon University, communications

 


Virella_Kimani_2Kimani Matiya Virella
Parents/Guardians: Christopher and Edwina Virella
School: M.E.T.S. @ Olympic
Plans: Hampton University or Wake Forest University, biology

 


Wallace_Madison_2Madison Sirlethia Wallace
Parents/Guardians: Rodney and Veronica Wallace
School: Mallard Creek High School
Plans: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill or Spelman College, biology

 


Wicker_Kiersten_2Kiersten Janelle Wicker
Parents/Guardians: Allen Franklin Wicker Jr., Jaye Whitney Wicker
School: South Mecklenburg High School
Plans: Spelman College, English/business management

 


Williams-McLeod_2Sierra Janae Williams-McLeod
Parents/Guardians: Pamela Williams, Sean McLeod
School: Lake Norman Charter High School
Plans: Hampton University, biochemistry

 


Wilson_Gabrielle_3

Gabrielle E’Marie Wilson
Parent/Guardian: Angelle Jones
School: Northwest School of the Arts
Plans: UNC Greensboro, criminal and clinical psychology.

 


Worthy_Francesca_2

Francesca Sinclair Worthy
Parent/Guardian: Jean Worthy
School: Phillip O. Berry Acdemy of Technology
Plans: Clemson University, veterinary medicine

 


 

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