DrumRoll: AKAs presents its Coterie of Debutantes
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated - Nu Gamma Omega Chapter presented 12 young ladies in its Coterie of Debutantes, April 1, in Baton Rouge
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated - Nu Gamma Omega Chapter, in collaboration with Nu Gamma Omega Educational and Charitable Foundation, presented its Coterie of Debutantes during the 40th annual Cotillion Ball on April 1, Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center.
This season’s Coterie of Debutantes are:
Regan Simone Archie is the daughter of Iiron and Vita Archie of Prairieville. She is the granddaughter of the late Charles Thomas and Virginia Scott; Benny Archie of Mandeville, and Earline Pembrick. Regan attends University Laboratory School. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club, and French Club, serves as president of the Black Student Union, and executive secretary of the Student Council. Dr. Alexis Alexander and Jerilyn Tucker are her sponsors.
Alexis Camille Baham is the daughter of Melvin Jr. and Andrea Baham. Alexis is the granddaughter of the late Lionel J. Daniel and Patricia J. Daniel of Lake Charles; the late Melvin Baham Sr., and Audrey H. Baham, of Hammond. She attends St. Joseph’s Academy. She is on the Bowling Team, a Beta Club member, and an SJA Ambassador. Dawn Frazier is her sponsor.
Peyton Jesenia Boone is the daughter of Jametrius and Pepita Boone of Houston, Texas. She is the granddaughter of Young Davis III, of Denham Springs, and Caroline Hutchinson; and James E. Boone Sr., of Phoenix, Arizona; and Evelyn Shankle Bratley, of Spring, Texas. Peyton attends Mirabeau Lamar High School. She is a member of Minds of Minority Club, Key Club, Med Club, National Honor Society, the Varsity Swim Team, and an active volunteer with her church’s Children’s Ministry. Katahri Toaston is her sponsor.
Hannah Jaci Brister is the daughter of Herman II and Jessica Brister of Brusly. She is the granddaughter of Jessie J. Coleman and Rhonda Willis Coleman; and Herman and Darlene Brister, of Port Allen. Hannah attends Southern University Laboratory School. She is a member and Captain of the Varsity Cheer Team, Senior Beta Club, National 4-H Association, and the Senior class Vice-President. Shanta McCall is her sponsor.
Kenadi Leigh Chambers is the daughter of Kimberly Williams, Esq. of Glynn, and Leonardo Chambers, of Prairieville. She is the granddaughter of Joseph and Sandres Williams of Port Allen; Leonard Chambers of Zachary, and Donna Speed. Kenadi attends University Laboratory School. She is a Varsity Volleyball team, Black Student Union, and Key Club member. Toyia Charles-Comminey is her sponsor.
Mar’laijah Avianna Doreé Jones is the daughter of Vincent and Rachel Reed of Ventress; and Marvin Jones, of New Roads. She is the granddaughter of the late Rayfield Hoffman and Leola Butler of Simmesport; Paul Celestine of Morganza, and Marilyn Jones of New Roads. Mar’laijah attends the STEM Magnet Academy of Pointe Coupee. She is a member of the Beta Club and the Acadian Ambulance Explorer Program. LaToya Matthews is her sponsor.
Trinity My’Trisha Jones is the daughter of Dwight Sr. and Rosalind Jones of Brusly. She is the granddaughter of Michael and Patricia Kitts, of Plaquemine; Woodrow and Joyce Jones. Trinity attends Mathematics, Science, and Arts Academy – West. She is a Phi Gamma Sigma Youth Sorority, Incorporated member and serves as Vice-President of her Senior class. Clonise Stewart and Keytha Thompson are her sponsors.
Maia Dilani Lavigne is the daughter of Jason and Sheena Johnson. She is the granddaughter of the late James A. Gilmore Sr., and Gloria Gilmore; Mariel Jr. and Donna Lavigne. She attends Southern University Laboratory School. She is a member of the Beta Club and Captain of the Varsity Cheer Team. Crystal Patterson is her sponsor.
Kennedy Alexandra Luster is the daughter of Floyd Jr., and Kourtni Luster. She is the granddaughter of Dorothy Atkins of Monroe; Floyd Sr. and Addie Luster of Clarksdale, Mississippi. Kennedy attends McKinley Senior High School. She is a member of Top Teens of America, Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Usher Board, and Elan Cotillion. Cynthia Godfrey is her sponsor.
Nylee Josie-Ann Miller is the daughter of Ashley V. Holmes of New Orleans and Keith D. Miller. She is the granddaughter of the late Darrell W. Holmes and Lydia A. Trammell, of Gonzales; Leatha Miller. Nylee attends Dutchtown High School. She is a member of Allied Health, Student Council, Track and Field, and earned an Educators Rising Microcredential in Collaboration I. Dr. Simone Shelton and Ashlyn R. Harrison are her sponsors.
Adaria Aleane Prater is the daughter of Reginald and Tawanda Prater of Geismar. She is the granddaughter of the late Freddie L. Williams of Montgomery, Alabama, and Dorothy Wilson, of Woodville, Mississippi; Ralph Green, and Irma Woodside, of Woodville, Mississippi. Adaria attends Dutchtown High School. She is a member of Beta Club, National Honor Society, Allied Health, Griffin Girls Dance Team, and a Mentor. Tawanda Wilson-Prater, mother, is her sponsor.
Jaida Raynell Shelmire is the daughter of Derrick R. and Courtney Shelmire, of Zachary. She is the granddaughter of the late Reginald Smullen of New Roads and the late Jacqueline Nettles; and Donald R. Shelmire. Jaida attends Zachary High School. She is the President of Future Business Leaders of America, an officer and webmaster of the Key Club, a member of the Beta Club, and a Senior Mentor. Luella Johnson, Eileen Kennedy, and Clyde Watkins are her sponsors.
Front One: (l to r) Kennedy A. Luster, First Princess; Hannah J. Brister, Queen; Mar'laijah A. Jones, Eighth Princess; Regan S. Archie, Fifth Princess; Trinity, M. Jones, Third Princess; and Maia D. Lavigne, Seventh Princess.
Row Two: (l to r): Peyton J. Boone, Second Maid; Adaria A. Prater, Second Princess; Nylee J. Miller, Pearl; Alexis C. Baham, First Maid; Jaida R. Shelmire, Sixth Princess; and Kenadi L. Chambers, Fourth Princess.