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April 9th, 2014

Jabberwock Cotillion to Present Debutantes



Carumey Stevens, a junior at Marlboro Central High School, will be one of the sixteen young ladies to participate in the Jabberwock Cotillion hosted by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Photo: Myles Studio

POUGHKEEPSIE - The Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will present its 2014 Jabberwock Cotillion: "Embracing Our Moment in the Light" on April 27, 2014 at the Grandview located at 176 Rinaldi Blvd. in Poughkeepsie, New York.

The sorority will present 16 ambitious debutantes and their escorts to the Hudson Valley community. The formal event and dinner starts at 4 p.m.

For the debutantes, the cotillion represents a culmination of a series of workshops to aid them in preparation for full participation as leaders in the 21st Century. The young ladies participated in career building workshops, educational trips, a mother-daughter tea, and a host of other self-esteem building activities.

"For more than 20 years, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has been honored to host our inspiring family-oriented cotillion gala event in the Hudson Valley," said Adrienne Strother, Mid-Hudson Valley Chapter president. "Many of our previous participants are college graduates, and have made outstanding contributions to their communities and to the country at large."

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is a private, not-for-profit organization devoted to promoting academic excellence and providing assistance to those in need in local communities throughout the world. The organization is a sisterhood of predominantly Black, college educated women dedicated to public service. The sorority, founded on January 13, 1913 by 22 collegiate women at Howard University, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2013. The sorority currently has 1,000 collegiate and alumnae chapters located in the United States, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Jamaica and the Republic of Korea.

Members of the Mid-Hudson chapter of Delta Sigma Theta are active in providing health, financial, educational and social action empowerment information to the community. These include informative workshops, scholarships, and other positive resources.

The cotillion is a major fundraiser for the sorority that enables the Mid-Hudson Valley chapter to provide scholarships for local graduating students.



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