Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Beta Iota Omega Chapter will host its 56th Spring Cotillion at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Sheraton Greensboro Hotel at Four Seasons. The chapter will present 18 young ladies from the Piedmont Triad at this year’s cotillion, “Stunning Pearls of Elegance and Grace.”

Jacquelene Gilliam, a philanthropic consultant, is the speaker.

In the months preceding the cotillion, the cotillionettes participated in various activities, workshops and service projects that were designed to expose the young ladies to new ideas and experiences that laid the foundation for new friendships. The activities included a community-service project, formal-dress workshop, an etiquette workshop and participant sleepover.

The chairwomen for the cotillion are Kendra Bledsoe and Ivie Smith-Moore. Choreographers include Jeanna Hawkins and Kristina Rogers. Pamela Stewart is the music director.

The following young women will be presented at this year’s cotillion:

  • Sydney Janaé Allen, daughter of Steven Allen and Sheila J. Allen, Penn-Griffin School for the Arts.
  • Keyanna Ineal Barnes, daughter of Antonio Barnes and Sherry France, North Surry High School.
  • Maya Amiel Booker, daughter of Derek Booker and Barbara Booker, Southwest Guilford High School.
  • India Kahari Bowden, daughter of Rohn Bowden and Shelia Bowden, Northern Guilford High School.
  • Victoria Gabrielle Butler, daughter of Max Butler and the Rev. Rhonda Butler, Weaver Academy.
  • Daisry Benae Cotton, daughter of Dana Roberts, Grimsley High School.
  • Tonay Rachelle Hargett, daughter of Brenden Hargett and Tonya R. Hargett, Southwest Guilford High .
  • Ryanne Nicole Howard, daughter of Dexter R. Howard and Letitia Rainey Howard, Wakefield High School.
  • Yuri Aleze Emoni McCray, daughter of Ronald McCray and Zxaviere Edelstein, Dudley High School.
  • Ariel Denise Mial, daughter of Dennis Ray Mial Sr. and B. Denise Hicks-Mial, Virginia Episcopal School.
  • Nia Lauren Pierce, daughter of Nigel P. Pierce and Joanne F. Pierce, Wake Forest High School.
  • Faith Deneyal Price, daughter of Frederick Price and Felicia B. Price, Ragsdale High School.
  • Kalya LaShell Ramirez, daughter of Alejandro Ramirez and Shea Ramirez, Hillside High School.
  • Ashli Janae Shell, daughter of James Shell and Bunny Evans, Andrews High School.
  • Malena Victoria Snipes, daughter of James H. Snipes and Robin Snipes, Southwest Guilford High School.
  • Michaela Leigh Tisdale, daughter of Michael Tisdale and LaDonna Gore-Tisdale, Northern Guilford High School.
  • Amya Nakyrah Wall, daughter of Philip Williams Sr. and Regina Williams Ballard, Grimsley High School.
  • Sydney Renee White, daughter of Alejandro Ramirez and Shea Ramirez, Hillside High School.
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