Photos: Nu Gamma Omega debutantes

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Nu Gamma Omega Chapter, will present 23 debutantes during a Rites of Passage Ceremony on Aug. 25 at the Mount Pilgrim Family Life Activity Center.

The young women will be formally presented at a debutante ball March 29.

Debutantes are Ke’Aira Anderson, daughter of Lee and Suzanne Anderson, of Zachary; Tiyana Roykel Brackins, daughter of Tiffany Quiett and Roy Brackins Jr.; Kirstin Brooks, daughter of Vinette and Dr. Derrick Brooks Sr.; Chelsee Q. Eubanks, daughter of Troy and Natasha Eubanks, of Zachary; Lauren Elayna Hall, daughter of Curtis and Tammy A. Hall; Jadyn Alexis Hasley, daughter of Adriana and Earl Tyronne Hasley Jr.; Taylor Marie Hutchinson, daughter of Frank and Valancia Johnson, of Zachary; Shannon Alexandria London, daughter of Michael and Tywanda Barrow, of Zachary, and Reginald London, of Clinton; Kacey C. Moore, daughter of Cynthia Miller-Moore and Irving Moore Jr., both of Baker; Jade Newell, daughter of Crystal and Eric Patterson, of Baton Rouge, and Anthony Newell, of Denham Springs; Jasmine Kelli Odom, daughter of Lawrence and Hazel P. Odom, of Baker; Savasia Afiya Sanders, daughter of Kimberly and Willie Sanders Jr.; Jordan Paige Simmons, daughter of Jason and Shannon Simmons, of Prairieville; Catherine E. Singleton, daughter of Percy and Toni Singleton, of Baker; Ke’Gan Semonne Taylor, daughter of April D. Hawthorne, of Zachary, and Roderick A. Taylor, of Bogalusa; Chaneyra D. Valentine, daughter of Steven and Penny Valentine; Kierra De’Shay Washington, daughter of Troy and D’Sean Washington; Nadia Amaris Whitfield, daughter of Cheryl A. Whitfield and Lionel Roach, both of St. Francisville; Asia Natrese Williams, daughter of Natalie Evans and Frank Franklin Jr.; India Charlese Williams, daughter of Natalie Evans and Frank Franklin Jr.; Maya Lauren Marie Williams, daughter of Michael and Rosalyn Williams, of Zachary; Doniesha R`hael Young, daughter of Donald Ray Young Sr., of Baton Rouge, and Sheneakie C. Young, of Baker; and Kyia Bernice Young, daughter of Kirt Bernard and Jacqueline Cosey Young.

Ke’Aira Anderson is the granddaughter of Joan Spears Jack and the late Willie G. Spears Jr. and LeRoy and Merline Anderson. She attends Zachary High School, where she is a member of the Zachary High Cheer Team. She is also a member of the MOKA/XLR8 Dance Team.

Tiyana Roykel Brackins is the granddaughter of the late Sheila Ann Young, and Betty Brackins and the late Roy Brackins Sr. She attends Baton Rouge Magnet High School, where she is a member of the Sigma Phi Alpha Step Team, Beta Club, National Society of High School Scholars, National Honor Society, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Alumni and Student Council and is president of Girls Talk.

Kirstin Brooks is the granddaughter of Vincent Hornsby Sr. and Bernadette Seymour, both of New Orleans, and Patrick Stewart Sr., of Opelousas, and the late Celestine Stewart, and Gloria and James Brooks Jr. She attends University High School, where she is a member of Mu Alpha Theta Math Honors Society, Beta Club and Advanced Choir.

Chelsee Q. Eubanks is the granddaughter of Rochelle Dunn and Donald Poole, both of Baker, and Saul and Sharon Eubanks, of Zachary, and the late Azalee B. Eubanks. She attends Zachary High School, where she is president of Future Business Leaders of America.

Lauren Elayna Hall is the granddaughter of Delores S. Harris, of Baton Rouge, and John Ard Sr., of Hammond, and Junius and Wanda Bell, of Brusly, and Freddie G. Anderson, of Addis. She attends University High School, where she is a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honors Society, Premiere Company Show Choir, Student Council and U High Honors Theatre and is an International Baccalaureate diploma student.

Jadyn Alexis Hasley is the granddaughter of Robert and Shirley Alfred, of Patterson, and Glenda and Earl Tyronne Hasley Sr., of Morgan City She attends McKinley High School, where she is a member of the Fashion Club, National Honor Society and the choir and dance club.

Taylor Marie Hutchinson is the granddaughter of Melvin Hutchinson and Marie Carral, and Lillie Bell and Frank Johnson Sr., of Alsen. She attends Zachary High School.

Shannon Alexandria London is the granddaughter of Nathaniel Whitfield, of St. Francisville, and Linda Vessel, of Clinton, and Claude and Gladys London, of Clinton. She attends Zachary High School, where she is a member of the Kick-Off Mentors Program and the Interact Community Service Club.

Kacey C. Moore is the granddaughter of Shirley F. and John C. Miller Sr., of Baker, and Azie Lee and Irvin Moore Sr., of Zachary. She attends University High School, where she is a member of Key Club and the Lady Katz softball team.

Jade Newell is the granddaughter of Johnny and Dorothy Berry, and George and Lillie Newell, of Ridgeland, Miss., and Albert Griffin, of Durant, Miss. She attends Episcopal High School, where she is a member of the Peer Leader, Advisory Board, Girls’ Bible Study and Art Club.

Jasmine Kelli Odom is the granddaughter of Marie Wright and the late Nelson Paynes Jr. and Joyce Odom, of Denham Springs, and the late Lawrence Odom Jr. She attends Southern University Lab School, where she is Miss Southern High 2013-2014, a member of the Senior Beta Club, Honor Society, SGA Club, Dancing Dolls, the track and field team, and the Science Technology Club. She also participates in Barbizon Modeling and Acting, is a Baker Police Cadet and a Volunteer in the Court System.

Savasia Afiya Sanders is the granddaughter of James and Mary Griffin, of Bellwood, Ill., and the late Robertha Matthews Williams and the late Willie Sanders Sr. She attends McKinley High School, where she is a member of Girls Scouts of America.

Jordan Paige Simmons is the granddaughter of Arnold Sears, of Baton Rouge, and Alvia Williams, of Prairieville, and the late Robert and Janice Simmons. She attends Dutchtown High School, where she is a member of the Beta Club, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honors Society and Interact, a community service club.

Catherine E. Singleton is the granddaughter of Irene J. Ranel and the late Willie Ranel, and the late Percy Singleton Sr. and the late Dolores Singleton. She attends Zachary High School, where she is a member of the Beta Club, National Society of High School Scholars, the girls basketball team and Upper Class Mentors.

Ke’Gan Semonne Taylor is the granddaughter of Florice D. Williams, of Bay City, Mich., and Roosevelt Hawthorne, and Jerome Taylor, and Colette and Royan Morris, all of Bogalusa. She attends Zachary High School, where she is a member of the Drama Club, Baton Rouge Emergency Medical Service Explorer Post 912, Science Scholars and Business Leaders of America, and is a High School Sports Medicine trainer. She also participates in the League of Junior Cotillions Greater Baton Rouge Chapter and the Senate District 15 Youth Advisory Council - Sen. Sharon Weston-Broome.

Chaneyra D. Valentine is the granddaughter of John and Elouise Jolla and McKinley and Donna Alexander and the late Spencer and Ethel Valentine. She attends Southern University Lab School, where she is Dancing Doll captain. She is also a New Venture Theater featured dancer and a member of XLR8 Dance Team.

Kierra De’Shay Washington is the granddaughter of Joyce Oubre-Dunmars and Rufus Dunmars, both of Plaquemine, and M.L. and Brenda Raymond, and Gary and Annette Washington. She attends Baton Rouge Magnet High School, where she participates in the Dream Makers mentoring program.

Nadia Amaris Whitfield is the granddaughter of the late Sallie and Sam Whitfield Sr., and the late Ethel and Harry Roach Sr. She attends West Feliciana High School, where she is a member of the band and chorus, Beta Club, Interact, a community service club and 4-H Club.

Asia Natrese Williams is the granddaughter of Lillie Evans and the late Nathaniel Evans Jr. She attends Baton Rouge Magnet High School, where she is captain of school’s gymnastics team, historian of the You Got Served volunteer group and a fourth-year student of the radio training program.

India Charlese Williams is the granddaughter of Lillie Evans and the late Nathaniel Evans Jr. She attends Baton Rouge Magnet High School, where she is captain of the school’s gymnastics team and vice president of the You Got Served volunteer group.

Maya Lauren Marie Williams is the granddaughter of Laura Williams, of Zachary, and the late Robert Williams, and the late A.R. and Mary Slaughter. She attends Episcopal High School, where she is a member of the varsity volleyball team. She is also a member of Jack & Jill of America, Umoja Club and Elan Cotillion.

Doniesha R`hael Young is the granddaughter of Larry Dionell Clark Sr., of Natchez, Miss., and Patricia Anne Clark, of Baker, and Willie Mae Young and the late Albert Nixon. She attends Southern University Lab School, where she is SGA president, a member of the Beta Club and track team, and captain of the Lady Kittens basketball team.

Kyia Bernice Young is the granddaughter of the late Sylvia Cazenave and the late Jack Cosey, and the late Edna Mae and Norman Oliver Young. She attends St. Joseph’s Academy, where she is a member of Mu Alpha Theta Math Honors Society and the Just4Service organization, secretary of the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council, vice president of 2013 Louisiana Youth Seminar, and a St. Joseph’s Academy Student Ambassador. She is also a member of Junior Daughters of Peter Claver Youth Legislature.