The Clarksville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. recently held its 37th Annual Debutante Cotillion at Hopkinsville's James E. Bruce Convention Center.
The evening began with dinner followed by the presentation of this year's eight debutantes and their escorts. The event concluded with the announcement of this year's Queen, Ajayla Rasin.
Valecia Largin is the reigning President. “It has been a great year,” Largin said. “We've had lots of fun working with this year's debutantes. Some of the girls started out shy, but by the end of the process you can see how much their confidence has grown.”
For decades the sorority has worked in the community as a mentoring program for young boys and girls. They are also known for hosting the County Wide Spelling Bee and Scholars Reception in May, and the annual Wilma Rudolph Scholarship Gala in June.
“We have a five-point program,” Largin said. “We focus on Educational Development, International Awareness, Social Action, Political Action, and Physical and Mental Health Awareness. We also are engaged in a lot of community service.”
The Sorority's mentoring programs also include Delta Academy for girls 11 – 14; EMBODI, a male mentoring program; and Delta Gems for girls 14 – 17, All of which meet once a month.