Sorority presents debutantes

Published 9:35 pm Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated — Epsilon Theta Zeta Chapter held its annual Debutante-Beautillion Presentation on Friday, May 3, at The Planters Club.

The program focused on assisting potential scholars with the preparation of their postsecondary education. Participating students hailed from King’s Fork and Lakeland high schools. The students, along with their mentors and parents, worked for more than six months raising money for their scholarships. More than $15,000 was raised collectively in scholarship funds.

Over the last 48 years, the Suffolk chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority has continually aided high school seniors with fundraising and professional development. The sorority consistently pushes the participants to maintain good merit, grades and behavior while pursuing their studies and professional careers. The purpose of the presentation was to introduce the students to society at the proper time and in the proper manner as eligible young ladies and young men of our area. The presentation is one of the many activities sponsored by the sorority to raise funds for the annual scholarship fund, which is used to help worthy young people meet their financial obligations while enrolled in institutions of higher education.

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Nyasia Johnson was named queen of the event. The Epsilon Theta Zeta Chapter thanks the mentors and parents who assisted the contestants with the preparation for this event and their life after high school. For more information on the next presentation held during the 2019-2020 school year, visit the local chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated’s website at