Charm School for Prospective Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Debutantes


The season has officially begun. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is pleased to announce the Prospective Debutantes for 2009.

Their names are as follows Shayna Bailey, June Ashley Faith Brown, Brandi Morgan Chaney, Ash Lynn Shanay Crawford, Lauren Rose Cummings, Jasmine Shantel Holmes, Camille Rachelle Houston, Alicia Denise Kelly, Chella Donnyetta Arteria Shaw, Bianca Nicole Singleton, Analicia Elaina Junee Wallace, Jalisa Rene Williams, Rachel Alisa Williams, and Cierra Dashea Young.

The young ladies participated in Charm School June 17, 18, and 19, 2009 that was held at the EOA Building on May Street. Each night we started with Inspirational readings by the Alphabettes.

The first night the Prospective Debs were guided through the Debutante Handbook. They learned about Etiquette, Self esteem and developing and maintaining healthy relationships. There was consultation on Wardrobe planning, Cell phone and Email etiquette. Instruction on Hair and Nail Care was provided by the Lovely ladies of Cora’s Beauty Salon.

The second night the ladies were given an informative lecture by Christina Gibson from the Chatham County Health Department on “Living a Healthy First Year in College”.

The young ladies were encouraged to make healthy lifestyle choices now that will have a positive affect on their future.

The third nights there were various speakers on topics ranging from Positive Money Habits to becoming involved in Civic Organizations on Campus. Kenielle Morris spoke on “What to expect your first year of College”. The young ladies also received instructions on Receiving Lines and Introductions for the Cotillion.

The Parents who came each night were also quite involved in helping to plan for the Social Event that is planned for July 31st at the King-Frazier Complex on Savannah State University Campus.

As a part of Charm School the Prospective Debutantes and their parents participated in Worship Service on June 28th at Butler Presbyterian Church.

During the upcoming months, the young ladies will also be out in the community soliciting ads and patrons.

Funds from these solicitations will go towards scholarships that will be awarded on the night of the Cotillion in December 2009. Please make a positive response if you are approached.

Alphabettes participating in the activities for Charm School were Mrs. Wilmotine Ellis, Mrs. LaTashia Gilliard, Mrs. Lori Lewis, Mrs. Mertha Maddox, Mrs. Kimberly McGuire, Mrs. Elainor Ray, Mrs. Lillian Ray, Mrs. Valarie West and Mrs. Lori Williams.

We also had Bros. Ramon Ray, Robert Ray, Dewayne Gilliard and Gary Oliver to lend supportive information.


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