Debutante Cotillion 2020 - Daytona Beach

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2020 Debutante Cotillion �Embracing our Future: Cultivating Excellence�

Wednesday, December 30, 2020 7:00 p.m.


December 21, 2020

Greetings, On behalf of the Board of Directors and Officers of A WISH, Inc. (a 501c3 non-profit), an affiliate of Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. we present to you 5 beautiful young ladies for the 2020 Virtual Debutante Cotillion. This year has been a very challenging, yet exciting year for our young ladies and the members of A WISH Inc. and because of the COVID-19 pandemic our plans had to change. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the parents for allowing your daughters to participate in the Debutante Cotillion and especially the young ladies who hung in there through the various workshops and community activities to see it through to the end. It is our hope that this experience has been rewarding and that the young ladies have found new friends and experienced some life changing events. We thank you for your financial donations that will assist us in providing scholarships and other programs. Again, thank you to all of the parents for entrusting your daughters care to A WISH Inc. and for allowing us to enrich their lives and instill values. To the committee members thank you for your hard work, dedication and persistence and for continuing to encourage the young ladies with a smile.

Peace and Blessings,

Barbara Gamble Chairman, A WISH Inc.


Greetings,

It is my esteemed pleasure to bring you greetings and a heartfelt welcome on behalf of the members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, Gamma Mu Omega Chapter. Gamma Mu Omega and A WISH, INC. are elated to present the 2020 Debutante Virtual Cotillion, “Embracing Our Future: Cultivating Excellence.” The Cotillion is the culminating event of several months of workshops, educational, cultural, social and community engagement activities through various delivery modalities such as in person, hybrid and virtual. We are appreciative to our debutantes and their parents for the privilege and opportunity to present them in this virtual setting, and trust that their lives have been positively enriched during this unprecedented time. We know that these have been challenging times, but our debutantes, with the support of their parents, committee members of both Gamma Mu Omega and A WISH, have faced these challenges with grace and poise. Today, we formally present these young women to society. As we do, we congratulate them on reaching this milestone in their lives—taking the first step into young adulthood. Parents, I can’t thank you enough for entrusting your beautiful daughters to us as we navigated COVID-19, hurricanes, contactless activities, virtual meetings and social distancing. We also want to recognize and thank you for the hard work you contributed to bring this event to fruition.

Debutantes, trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean to your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path. He has given you all the tools you need to be great. We are looking forward to each of you taking your rightful place in history as remarkable women leaders. Sincerely,

Ida D. Wright

President, Gamma Mu Omega Chapter



2020 Debutante Cotillion Daytona Beach, Florida


2020 Officers CHAIRMAN……………………………………………………………..……………………..Barbara Gamble CO-CHAIRMAN ................................................................... ……………………………..Patricia James SECRETARY ........................................................................ ……….…Dorothy Coachman Wilson TREASURER........................................................................ ..……………Belinda Williams-Collins FINANCIAL SECRETARY……………………………………………..……………………….Shani Wright ASSISTANT FINANCIAL SECRETARY………………………..….………………….LaKisha Holmes

Board of Directors Tangela Boyd

LaToya Shannon

Bernadette Ramsey

Carolyn Williams-Horne

Jennifer L. Thomas

Ida Wright


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® Gamma Mu Omega Chapter 2020 Chapter Officers PRESIDENT………………………………………………………………...…………………………..Ida Duncan Wright VICE PRESIDENT........................................................................ ……………………...…...Jennifer L. Thomas SECRETARY ................................................................................. ………………………………………..Vana Noel ASST. SECRETARY ..................................................................... …………………………………...Tracia Culver CORRESPONDING SECRETARY ............................................. ………………….………………...Sheila Payne TREASURER................................................................................. …………………… ………..LaKisha Holmes FINANCIAL SECRETARY .......................................................... ………………………………….Patricia James ASSISTANT FINANCIAL SECRETARY………………...………………………………………………..Vivian Jones HOSTESS ....................................................................................... ……….……….………………….Shani Wright PARLIAMENTARIAN ................................................................. …………….…………….Mae Frances Davis HISTORIAN/ARCHIVIST. ......................................................... ………...………….…..Bernadette Ramsey IVY LEAF REPORTER…............................................................. ………………………….….…..Tangela Boyd DOORKEEPER ............................................................................. …………….…..……………...Shelia Jackson GRADUATE ADVISOR ............................................................... ……………….…………...LaToya Shannon CHAPLAIN .................................................................................... .…………….Dorothy Coachman-Wilson

Chapter Members Jessica Adkins Sandra Anderson Gwendolyn Azama-Edwards Dominique Barrs Summar Blackwell Jan Boulware Cynthia Bradley Ellinor Frances Browne Ardelia Butts Jessie Childs Carolyn Cuby Evangelyn Davis Salina Davis-Hamilton Arieon Ford Barbara Gamble

Astranique Gardiner Ann Taylor Green Cheryl Grimes-Long Patrina Henry Lateresa Hinson Lekita Howard Teresa Johnson Khalelah Jones Nakia Kuznof Kourtney Lindsey Camesha Manzuette Jeannette Merritt Bobbie Mitchell Herronda Mortimer

Sandy Noel Marcia Norman Shana Palmore Tanece Plowden Eyvette Presley Tai-Lynn Presley-Swift Lynda Rawls Sallie Shelton-Culver Celena Stephens Valerie Whitney Lowery Ayesha Williams Bryana Williams Belinda Williams-Collins Carolyn Williams-Horne Mamie Wilson


Debutante

Taylor Sorrae Culver

Organizations/ Hobbies/ Extra Curricular Activities: Proud owner of Taylor Treats, LLC Varsity Cheerleading Flag Football Church Affiliation

Allen Chapel AME


Parents Dr.Parents Terence Culver Dr. Terrance Culver Dr. Tracia Culver Dr. Tracia Culver College College Rising Freshman Rising Freshman University of Central Florida University of Central Florida Career Goals Career Goals Kinesiology Kinesiology


Debutante

Amariah Hines

Organizations/ Hobbies/ Extra Curricular Activities: Student Government Association National Honor Society Cambridge AICE Ambassador Swim Team Church Affiliation Tomoka Christian Church


Parents Mr. Anthony Hines Mrs. Narayana Hines High School Seabreeze High School College Florida State University Career Goal Nurse Practitioner


Debutante

Yazmin Nicole Perry

Organizations/ Hobbies/ Extra Curricular Activities: Girls with S.T.Y.L.E.S. International Club Church Affiliation

Mount Zion AME


Parents Mr. Yavis Perry Ms. Ericka Evans High School Mainland High School College Undecided Career Goal Entrepreneur


Debutante

Taylore Smith

Organizations/ Hobbies/ Extra Curricular Activities: Hippocratic Society , Spirit Club, Sports Medicine Club, Cubs Club, Traveling, watching old movies, volunteering in the community Varsity Cheerleading

Varsity Softball Church Affiliation Basilica of St Paul’s Catholic Church


Parents Mr. Maurice Smith Ms. Petrina Onwuemeli High School Father Lopez Catholic High School College University of Central Florida or Florida A&M University Career Goal Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse Practitioner


Debutante

Sanah Spar

Organizations/ Hobbies/ Extra Curricular Activities: Kinetic Expressions Dance Academy Teen Court Purpose Foundation

Church Affiliation Hope Fellowship


Parents Mr. Andrew Spar Mrs. Vernell Spar High School Atlantic High School College Spelman College Career Goal Lawyer, Legal Recruiter or Conflict Analyst


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2020 DEBUTANTES May success follow you wherever you go.

“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” Poet Langston Hughes

Valerie Whitney-Lowery Co-Chair 2020 Cotillion



My name is

CHRISTINA JOY SOPHIA COLLINS Miss Debutante of 2018 I would like to offer my best wishes to the participants of the Debutante Cotillion: Taylor Culver Amariah Hines Yazmin Perry Taylore Smith Sanah Spar May each of you be successful in whatever goals you set. I am honored to pass the crown to Miss Debutante of 2020.

WEAR IT WITH PRIDE AND GRACE


Debutante

Taylor Sorrae Culver


Congratulations Debutante Taylor S. Culver May the Lord continue to bless you, guide you, and protect you as you embark on your next journey. With Love and Pride, Chantel Day


Congratulations

Debutante Taylor S. Culver May God truly bless you in all you do. Love,

Winston & Faye Walker


Best Wishes

Taylor S. Culver Train up a child in the way they should grow, and when they are old they will not depart from it.

Love,

The Culver Family


Congratulations Debutante Taylor S. Culver I am so happy and excited for your success.

Be proud of your hard work and achievement.

David and Lindsey Perry


Congratulations I wish and pray that you always succeed in whatever you do .

Debutante Taylor S. Culver

Larry & Gwen Edwards


Success belongs to those who deserve it. And you deserve every bit of success.

Congratulations Debutante Taylor S. Culver

Love,

Dedreial Jackson


Debutante Taylor S. Culver

Love,

Ray, Tangee, Trenton, Trevon & Trinity


Debutante Taylor S. Culver

Blessings and much success to you. Love,

Bobby & Yvette DuBose


Congratulations Debutante Taylor S. Culver May God lead and guide your path Love, Rufus, Teresa & Tristen Johnson Geico Insurance Agent 941 W. International Speedway Blvd. Daytona Beach, Florida


Debutante Taylor S. Culver Best Wishes, Kimjuan Watson

Debutante Taylor S. Culver Confidence with a determination matters to face the challenges and you have done it! Iesha Jones


Congratulations Debutante Taylor S. Culver

Chauntey Harvey

Best Wishes Debutante Taylor S. Culver

Carolyn Horne


Congratulations Debutante

Taylor S. Culver Love,

Mom & Dad

Congratulations Debutante Taylor S. Culver A & A Graphics 314 Dr. Mary McLeod Blvd, Suite 386 Daytona Beach, FL


Congratulations

Debutante Taylor S. Culver Dr. Tammarynd Smith Flynt

Best Wishes

Debutante

Taylor Culver Mrs. Kathy Herring


Congratulations Debutante Taylor S. Culver

Love your Godparents,

Archie & Wynell Gallon

Debutante Taylor Culver

Best Wishes! DEBUTANTE

TAYLOR S. CULVER

Dr. Sara Kohen Dean, DMD 106 N. Old Kings Rd.

Ormond Beach, Florida

Bobby Jacobs


Debutante Taylor Culver Debutante TAYLOR S. CULVER

Love, Kevin & Charmaine Hines

Love, Tyra Bass

Debutante Taylor Culver Love, Crystal Martin

Debutante Taylor Culver Glow in Style Boutique, LLC Montique West Harris


Taylor Culver

PATRON PAGE

DIAMOND Tangela Boyd Traciann Ferguson Patricia James

Marilyn Jordan Yolanda Patterson

GOLD Dorothy Wilson Archie & Wynell Gallon

SILVER Sandy Noel


Debutante

Amariah Hines


CONGRATULATIONS AMARIAH HINES

We love you!!! Your family at Bethune Grill



Richest Blessings

AMARIAH

HINES If you walk in Christ’s Footsteps and have Faith to Believe, there is “nothing” you ask for that you will not “receive.” Ms. Eyvette T. Presley Mr. Dhand & Dhanavan Presley


WELL DONE, AMARIAH HINES !!! We love you!!! Mr. & Mrs. Victor Alexander

CONGRATULATIONS

AMARIAH HINES From Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Brown


AWESOME JOB AMARIAH

HINES

Accolades to You!!! AMARIAH HINES When someone tells You that you can’t, Turn around and say---“WATCH ME!”

From The Ochipa Family

Mr. & Mrs. Dhandre Presley

AMARIAH Believing in yourself is the first secret to success. Choose to Be Extraordinary. Congratulations. -The Mortimer Family

Congratulations DEBUTANTE AMARIAH HINES Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!

Bernadette Ramsey


Amariah Hines

PATRON PAGE

DIAMOND Tangela Boyd

GOLD Patricia James

SILVER Sandy Noel


Debutante

Yazmin Nicole Perry


Yazmin Perry

May God continue to bless you, guide you an protect you as you navigate the path He has established for you.

Gwen & Larry Edwards


YAZMIN PERRY

Prepare to make your mark on the world.

Terrell King


Congratulations

Yazmin Perry 2020 Debutante

We are so proud of you. Follow your dreams, strive to be your best and enjoy the love, laughter and limelight that is yours today. May God continue to bless you always.

Tony, Marian, Drew and Marissa Sheals







Debutante Yazmin Perry “Keep your dreams alive. Understand that to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself. All things are possible�

Best wishes,

Aurroyo McCoy


Yazmin,

YAZMIN “We all have the ability to make someone’s life better with our love.”

Life has no limitations except the ones you make. - Les Brown

– Kamand Kojouri With love,

Demetria Books

Willa Mickens

Best Wishes and Good Luck

Yazmin “If you can dream it, you can do it.” LaNequa Murphy


Congratulations Yazmin! YAZMIN PERRY May God bless you in your future endeavors.

You're amazing and smart!!!

Jeanette Norman

Shannon Spans-Revels

Yazmin Perry Well done on your selection as a Debutante.

Yazmin

,

Best wishes, Stephanie Coleman

Lashanda Jones Yazmin Perry Debutante 2020 “Keep your head to the sky so that the stars may always be in view.” Cinderella’s Closet

YAZMIN, believing in yourself is the first secret to success. Choose to Be Extraordinary Congratulations The Mortimer Family


Congratulations!

Yazmin Perry I’m so proud of you. I praise God for you everyday.

Love, Grandma Ruth

Auntie Yolande Perry-Hunt


Yazmin Perry

PATRON PAGE

DIAMOND Murrellisa McLean Terry Neal

GOLD Dorothy Wilson

SILVER Sandy Noel Jenna Butler


Debutante

Taylore Smith



TAYLORE

SMITH

From Attorney Steve Robinson


Love, Godmother Regina Davis Ferguson


Congratulations Taylore! We are proud of all of your accomplishments! Love,

Dad & Crystal


TAYLORE, I have watched you grow into a remarkable young woman. May you have continued success in all your endeavors. Congratulations! Love, Dr. Andrea Thorpe


Taylore, Believing in yourself is the first secret to success.

Choose to Be Extraordinary Congratulations,

The Mortimer Family

Great job Taye! I am wishing you continued success! Love always, Ms. Shawnda

Taylore,

Congratulations

We are so proud of you and are “cheering� you on tonight!

Taylore Smith!

Love,

Continue to keep God first in all you do!

The Father Lopez Green Wave Cheerleaders

Love, Auntie Angila & Maurice Gainey

Congratulations Taylore Smith We are proud of you! Love, Paulette & Raymond Demato


Taylore Smith

PATRON PAGE

DIAMOND Shan’s Angelic Jewels

GOLD Taylore Smith

SILVER Sandy Noel


Debutante

Sanah Spar


Debutante

Sanah Spar Congratulations, Sanah, on your many accomplishments! Continue to pursue your dreams and never ever give up. Best wishes in your future endeavors.

Love,

Dr. Lakisha Holmes & Family


Sanah Spar, We are so proud of the young woman you have become and we are so excited for your journey ahead. We love you!

Mommy, Daddy and Aliyah


Sanah, As you dance through life, always reach for the stars!

Love Always,

Grandma and Grandpa


Best Wishes and Good Luck to

Sanah Spar

Set out each day believing in your dreams. Know without a doubt that you were made to do great things! ♥♥♥

Cynthia Bradley


Sanah Spar The bud of a rose is cute and it grows a little bit each day until it matures and turns into a beautiful rose. Always remember that beauty comes from within and flourishes with each passing day. Congratulations Sanah on your many accomplishments and always remember that you are a beautiful young woman and the choices you make will form you into a beautiful adult woman like your Mom. I know you will always make your family proud.

Barbara Hoffman

Sanah, Believing in yourself is the first secret to success. Choose to Be Extraordinary

Congratulations, The Mortimer Family

SILVER PATRON

Sandy Noel


Our sincere appreciation goes to the following individuals for their untiring and creative efforts to ensure the success of this program:

C. Monique Abrams - Videographer Christopher Shaw -Videographer/Station manager WBCU-TV Frederick Carson - Videographer Eugene Robinson - Graphic design Stewart Spar - Photographer Valerie Whitney-Lowery - Photographer

Tangela Boyd - Graphic design Barbara & Pete Gamble William J. Collins—Souvenir book Belinda Williams-Collins - Souvenir book


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