The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated – Nu Gamma Omega Chapter proudly presented awards to the 2020 Coterie of Debutantes at the Louisiana Old State Capitol. The theme for the event was, “A Renaissance of Beauty and Elegance”. Reigning as Queen is Miss Sydney Alexandra LaFleur, daughter of Vanessa Caston LaFleur.
Debutante Mykara Arie Taylor was recognized as Miss Amity. Reigning as princesses were First Princess Courtney Danielle Scott, daughter of Chakesha Webb Scott, Second Princess Ralyn Wynne Ricks, Third Princess Shamari’ Tramease Wilson, daughter of Andrea Wilson, Fourth Princess Ney-Chelle Avette Thomas, Fifth Princess Kaeyln Cachay Lipscomb, and Sixth Princess Whitney Lenis James. In addition, reigning as Maid Bailey Simone Lewis, First Pearl Bria Coleman, Second Pearl Jaysia Unique Thomas, Third Pearl Mykara Arie Taylor, Fourth Pearl Pashunti Lashae Hall, and Fifth Pearl A’niya Arlyse Lagarde.
Danielle Staten served as general debutante chairman, while Carla Harmon, Cynthia Reed, and Joyce Trusclair served as co-chairs. Other program participants included Contessia Brooks, Kynedi Grier, Vanessa LaFleur, Breanna Lawrence, Mary Sutherland Toaston, Cassandra Washington, Shondra White, Roena Wilford, and Andrea Wilson.
The Debutante program enriches the lives of young ladies through educational workshops, community service projects, Teas, cultural activities, and dance rehearsals. Nu Gamma Omega Chapter will awards scholarships to Coterie of Debutantes to support their higher educational pursuits. Jacqueline Nash Grant serves as Chapter President.
Photos provided by CWash Photography
Presented by the Nu Gamma Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha are, (left row front to back) Pashunti Hall, Mykara Taylor, Kaelyn Lipscomb and Shamari’ Wilson; center row, Sydney LaFleur, Bailey Lewis, Jaysia Thomas, and Ralyn Ricks; and, right row, A’niya Lagarde, Courtney Scott, Ney-Chelle Thomas and Whitney James.