The Beta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and The Ivy Community Service and

Education Foundation Inc. rewarded scholarships and book rewards to 12 beautiful, talented young ladies from high schools across the Kansas City Metropolitan area, who were presented to society at their 68th Debutante Ball.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the ball was held virtually on Feb.

26. The theme was “A Celebration of Grandeur and Grace.” The night of the ball included a special greeting from Mid-Western Regional Director, Ms. Twyla Woods-Buford, and a pre- senter and debutante waltz, choreo- graphed by Mrs. Kimberlyn Jones.

Emily Ervin was crowned Miss Debu- tante. Tayor Downton and Bria Evans (tied) for Miss Debutante first runner-up.

Other winners were Jourdan Dukes (Miss Scholarship) and Morghan Golloher (Miss Scholarship first runner up). Emily Ervin also received the Miss Fund- raising title and Morghan Gollother received the additional title of Miss Congeniality. Each of the remaining Debutantes participants were given book awards.

Since 1951, the Debutante Ball in Kansas City has been a cherished annual tradition. Dr. Cleora Woods Taylor served as the general chairman.

Photos by Artis Photography

Mrs. Linda May served as general co-chairman. Dr. Juana Hishaw is

president of the Beta Omega Chapter and Dr. Everlyn Williams is President of The Ivy Community Service and Education Foundation.

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