By Kevin Shannahan
Eight young ladies from Natchitoches parish participated in the 2018 Alpha Kappa Alpha Debutante Ball Sunday, October 28th at Northwestern State University’s Magale Recital Hall. The contestants were all high school seniors at various schools in the parish and were escorted for the evening by a young man in formal dress who was likewise an accomplished student in a parish school.
Each debutante and her escort was introduced to the audience and had a listing of their accomplishments in school and plans for the future listed. The debutantes’ parents were introduced as well. The evening’s entertainment featured a minuet dance with the debutantes and their fathers and a subsequent dance with the debutantes and their escorts. The NSU Demon Dazzlers also made an appearance with a high energy dance number. The entertainment closed out with a dance routine performed by the evening’s escorts that drew a standing ovation.
The evening closed with the crowning of royalty. Miss Raegan Washington was chosen as Miss AKA Debutante 2018. Miss Bre’Ana Williams was 1st Runner Up. Miss Mekaila Braxton was 2nd Runner Up. Miss Alaysia Smith was 3rd Runner Up and Miss Brittany Williams was chosen by her fellow debutantes as Miss Congeniality.
All of the debutantes in tonight’s event are superbly accomplished young women who have done well in high school and are more than ready to excel wherever life takes them. The debutante ball was marked by class, dignity and accomplishment. The Natchitoches Parish Journal is looking forward to seeing good things coming from them in future years!
The Natchitoches Parish Journal is donating the night’s photography. The album is not copy protected, anyone may download any they wish. If you do download a photo, please consider a donation to the AKA Debutante Scholarship at P.O. Box 1191 Natchitoches, LA 71457. Let’s help the ladies of AKA assist the young women of our community!