Nineteen young women were presented by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Nu Gamma Omega Chapter, at its annual Debutante Cotillion and Spring Ball on April 2 at the Belle of Baton Rouge Atrium.
President Chandra Stacie welcomed and lead a toast for more than 400 guests. Deedra Wilson, WVLA anchor, served as mistress of ceremonies for the event themed “A Stunning Reflection of Elegance and Grace.”
Amber Nicole Harmon, daughter of Andre and Carla Harmon, was crowed as queen of the cotillion. She was escorted by Aaron Leonard.
Lauren Elizabeth Gaines was recognized as Miss Amity.
Reigning as princesses were First Princess Genesis Marissa Ranel, daughter of Jeffrey and JoAn Fisher-Ranel, escorted by Jordan Watkins; Second Princess Lauren Elizabeth Gaines, daughter of Leonard and Angela Gaines, escorted by Marcus Castille Jr.; Third Princess Breona Leshae Barnes, daughter of Kevin and Allison Barnes, escorted by Caleb Quiett; Fourth Princess Jade Elizabeth Maria Flint, daughter of Errol Flint and Maxine Campbell, escorted by Jordan Adebutu; Fifth Princess Sariah Lauren Rogers, daughter of Christopher J. and Johnell Rogers, escorted by Michael Robinson; Sixth Princess Natalie Decola Johnson, daughter of Ronald and Andrea Johnson and Nancy Weeden, escorted by Garrick Green; Seventh Princess Marnise Iriana Stewart, daughter of Mark and Clonise Stewart, escorted by Robert Taylor Jr.; Eighth Princess Mia Elisse Age, daughter of Huey and Brendetta Age, escorted by Joseph Butler IV; and Ninth Princess Amber DeShay Wright, daughter of Reatha Wright, presented by Calvin Shepard Jr. and escorted by Randy Reed.
Honored as maids were First Maid Sundae Marie Brumfield, daughter of John-Edward Brumfield Sr., niece of Jennifer Brumfield, presented by John-David Brumfield Jr., and escorted by D’Wayne Bell Jr.; Second Maid Breanna Nicole Robertson, daughter of Donald and Linda Robertson, escorted by Devin Barnes; Third Maid Morgan Arnell Hughes, daughter of Mark and Jona Hughes, escorted by Hampton Hudson.
Honored as Pearls were Amora Nadiyah Bonius, daughter of Roderick and Keegel Sterling and Clarence Bonius, escorted by Farrell Shelton; Hanna Ruth Baham, daughter of Tanya Baham and the late Scott Baham, presented by Robert Williams, and escorted by Lorenzo Coleman; Tia Monet Godfrey, daughter of Melvin and Tamara Godfrey, escorted by Thaddeus Godfrey; Chloe Jeveneh Horton, daughter of Chad and Shannon Robertson, escorted by Donald Dunbar; Jordyn Brianne Carmouche, daughter of John and Malinda Carmouche, escorted by Charleston Armstrong; and Raven Elise Lindsey, daughter of Melvin and Carol Edwards and Avian Burris, presented by Richard Thompson and escorted by Jordan Hunter-Lemon.
Ball captains for the event were Coney Durr, Kerry Moore and Carter Tucker. Errin Gaines served as general debutante chairwoman, while Brandy Johnson and Mia Kleinpeter served as co-chairwomen. Other program participants included Donyelle Clark, Toyia Charles-Comminey, Linda Griffin, Vanessa Caston LaFleur, Gloria London, Kwame Adkins, Eileen Kennedy, Clyde Watkins and April Bennett.
Proceeds from the debutante ball are used to award scholastic stipends and sponsor community service projects.