After a two-year live absence due to the pandemic, the AKA Debutante Ball will return for its 69th edition on Fri., Nov. 25, presented by the Beta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and the Ivy Community Services and Educational Foundation Inc.  

The ball will take place at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center, beginning at 6 p.m.    

This year’s ball will present to society 12 young ladies from the Kansas City metro area. The theme of the ball is “An Evening of Enchanted Elegance.”  

As part of the programming, the debutantes have been participating in various cultural, educational and community service activities.  

Beta Omega Chapter has been serving the KCMO area for 102 years; Elonia Norwood is current chapter president. The Ivy Community Service and Educational Foundation is a fundraising entity for Beta Omega; Dr. Everlyn Williams is president. The Debutante Ball general chair is Linda May and co-chair is Carla Gunner. 

2022 Debutantes are:  Front (L-R): Patricia Peppers, Briana Taylor, Alayna Cleaver, Princess Dixon, Lai’Ayla Flowers. Middle (L-R): Destiny Johnson, Alexis Kemp, RaMaya Taylor. Back (L-R): Jillian Collier, Kaiya Key, Kori Franklin, Anylah Jones, Genesis Campbell.

Tickets for the ball are $80 each. For tickets, contact Isabell Nash at 816-863-5787 or