The Deltas of Charlotte Foundation, in conjunction with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.’s Charlotte Alumnae Chapter, held its 49th annual Debutante Cotillion on March 30 at Halton Arena at UNC Charlotte. Cotillion Chairs were Fredericka Bryant, LaToya Hatchett and Jodi Turner.
The chapter presented 32 debutantes with the theme A Tradition of Timeless Beauty. Debutantes are high school seniors who compete for the title of Ms. Debutante. This year’s winner was Jamiel Shipman.
The debutantes, their schools and their parents:
Carla Ashleigh Bailey, Hopewell, daughter of Carl Bailey Jr. and Dee Bailey; Kiana A’Bria Banks, West Mecklenburg, daughter of Erika S-M Banks; LaAmie Battle, Hopewell, daughter of Robert and Mary Battle; Taloria Melonie Baxter, West Charlotte, daughter of Taras and Wanda Tillman; Aliyah Atrice Benton, Mallard Creek, daughter of Trevor and Vanessa McBayne; Amelia Donyel Brown, Harding University, daughter of Natasha Brown; Zakiya Tiara Crawford, Hopewell, daughter of Rahshonda Crawford and Demont Ford; Paige Nicole Cropper, Phillip O. Berry, daughter of Wayne and Paula Cropper; Phylicia Currence, Mallard Creek, daughter of Vondra and Phillip Currence; Imani Deja Dixon, North Mecklenburg, daughter of Kendra Johnson and Geron Dixon; Lydia Drakeford, William A. Hough, daughter of Robert and Sandra Drakeford;
Sierra Alexandria Easter, Cato Middle College, daughter of Sterling and Saronda Easter; Shekinah Aaliyah Graham, West Charlotte, daughter of Carolyn Graham and Gordon William Withers; Ja’Lynn Shabria Gray, Phillip O. Berry, daughter of Anthony Gray Sr. and April Ratliff; Porsche Harwell, Mallard Creek, daughter of Kimberly and Vincent Aldridge, and Jerry Harwell; Phylicia Rose Hemphill, Garinger, daughter of Rev. Paul E. and Pamela Hart-Hemphill; Bethannie Michelle Jamerson, North Mecklenburg, daughter of Loren M. Jamerson and Frederick Dowlen; Dynashia Lateria James, Cabarrus-Kannapolis Early College, daughter of Christopher and Natashala James; Tramane Regene-Monet Lockhart, Myers Park, daughter of Alfea and Raymond Gibson; Chloe Love, Rocky River, daughter of Esther Bruce and Tommy Love; Devon Kiara McDonald, East Mecklenburg, daughter of Tanya Bowman and Tyrone McDonald; Carmaya Shar’de Miller, East Mecklenburg, daughter of Pamela T. Diggins;
Ciara Dominique Moore, Mallard Creek, daughter of Mark and Chenita Moore; Simone Kristina Pettice, Mallard Creek, daughter of Synovia and George Pettice; Chandinay Sargeant, Mallard Creek, daughter of Andree Shaerieff and Quran Sharrieff; Renecia S. Saunders, Phillip O. Berry, daughter of Ronnie D. Barringer and Shawn Saunders; Diamond Iman Scott, Cuthbertson, daughter of Algernon and Monique Williams, and Lamonte and Delvida Scott; Jamiel Baker Shipman, Hopewell, daughter of Rev. Sheldon and Teresa Shipman; Destiny Springs-Walker, Olympic (METS), daughter of Antonio and Tamvaria Walker, and Jacqueline Springs; Najah Brenae Sweat, David W. Butler, daughter of Kareena L. Sweat; Imani Hope Sweatt, Marvin Ridge, daughter of James and Ulysesa Sweatt IV; Ayana Renee Washington, Phillip O. Berry, daughter of Paula Newsome and Charles Washington.
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