The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

February 22, 2013

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority to host Rhomania debutante cotillion


TARBORO — The Beta Zeta Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. will host its 65th annual Rhomania Debutante Cotillion at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2013 in Brown Auditorium at Nash Community College.

Fourteen young women will be presented to society by Ron Green, executive director of the Edgecombe/Nash County Boys & Girls Club, including two each from SouthWest Edgecombe and two from Tarboro.

The debutantes are: Adrianna Shaquietta Andrews of Northern Nash High School, Asia Nicole Askew of Rocky Mount Prep, Cathryn GeAnn Deberry of Rocky Mount High, Kelsey Dionne Daniels of Rocky Mount High, Kyler Denae Daniels of Rocky Mount High, Teaira Latrice Hinton of Fike High School, Jesseka Ann Johnson of Tarboro High, Tamijah Jones of SouthWest Edgecombe High School, Sherron Denise Lynch of SouthWest Edgecombe High, Nutokea

McKinnon of Nash Central High, Kayla Quinisha Pettaway of Tarboro High, Dashawna Latrice Phillips of Rocky Mount High, Ashley Nicole Silver of Rocky Mount High and Darlette Precious Mary Spencer of Rocky Mount High.

In preparation for the Cotillion, eligible young ladies participate in various activities that prepare them for the world beyond high school by honing their talents and special skills as well as work closely with members of the Rocky Mount chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho. The young ladies are high school women from high schools in the surrounding counties who have shown high scholastic achievement and will further their education at a college or university of their choice.

More than 1,700 young women have been presented to the community through the Debutante Cotillion and have collectively received more than $490,000 in scholarships and awards. Many of these young women have gone on to successful careers in areas ranging from law and medicine to engineering and entrepreneurship.

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. is a non-profit collegiate organization that was founded by seven young teachers on November  12, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana at Butler University . The sorority is the culmination of our

Founders' vision and the goal of enhancing the quality of life for others through continued service. Sigma Gamma Rho addresses concerns that impact society educationally , civically, and economically  through service projects and national initiatives.