ST. PETERSBURG – The members of Zeta Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will present 28 young ladies to society at its 9th Biennial Essence of Ebony Pearls Debutante Scholarship Cotillion Saturday, March 18 at 7 p.m. at the Historic St. Petersburg Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N.
In partnership with the Youth Development Foundation of Pinellas County, the sorority will feature 28 lovely and multi-talented young ladies, including their escorts. The presentation will also feature the formal Debutante Waltz.
The purpose of the affair is to highlight achievements, social grace and provide scholarship opportunities to Pinellas County junior and senior high school girls. These young ladies will be recognized for their academic achievement, church, community and civic involvement.
As a part of their pre-pageantry activities, the young ladies will participate in etiquette, health and Wellness and personal branding workshops. In the coming months, they will also participate in cultural activities, community service projects and a debutante tea.
Other program highlights include a gentleman’s etiquette and mentoring workshop for the young men who will serve as escorts during the cotillion. The workshop and mentoring activities will be hosted by the men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Theta Eta Lambda Chapter.