The Hinesville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority recently announced the results of the 2016 Cotillion "An Enchanted Evening of Excellence and Elegance," which was in the spring.
Family and friends packed the Liberty County Performing Arts Center for the introduction of the sorority’s five belles and beaus. The juniors and seniors represented Liberty, Long and Bryan counties. The belles and beaus participated in two months of workshops focused on etiquette and social skills, career and college preparation, leadership and community service.
They were taught to waltz by Juanita Lowery, owner of Inspirational Dance Studio.
"We are proud to have reinvented this custom with modern sensibilities, to broaden this experience into a journey of self-exploration for the students and families who participated," Delta President Petula Gomillion said.
During the Cotillion, Christie Conyers encouraged the young women to be "charged" with the spirit of God in everything. The beaus received "charging orders" from Anthony Brown, encouraging them to be "game changers."
The belles and beaus were junior Korsha Brown, Long County High School; junior Arianna Burden-Force, Liberty County High School; senior Tatyanna Campbell, Liberty County High School; senior Tishara Gillard, Bradwell Institute and junior Tyler Walker, Richmond Hill High School. Beaus were junior Donte Braxton, Liberty County High School; junior Jarvis Carr, Richmond Hill High School; senior Luther Echols, Bradwell Institute; junior Jaalon Frazier, Liberty County High School and senior Tyriq Reece, Liberty County High School.
Walker was named Miss Cotillion and Frazier was named Mr. Beautillion.
Music included a duet by Tyrese Anderson and Carl Brown. James Wesley performed a solo on his saxophone. Beta Gamma Gamma Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity was honored for members’ support as mentors.
Hinesville Alumnae Chapter of the sorority is a service organization. During its 20 plus years members focus on improving communities, especially awarding scholarships and engaging in humanitarian projects. Its service area consists of Liberty, Long, Bryan and Wayne counties. For more information, go to www.hinesvillealumnae.com or follow it on Facebook.