PDK celebrates biennial Cinderella Ball

PDK celebrates biennial Cinderella Ball
July 19
12:30 2018

More than 300 people attended the Biennial Cinderella Ball sponsored by the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., Beta Lambda Chapter. The event was held Sunday, May 20, 2018 at St. John C.M.E. Church located at 350 Crawford Place in Winston-Salem.

The Cinderella Ball is open to students in grades Kindergarten to 12. This event provided cultural, academic, and social events for developing student potential. Students attended workshops to learn about Financial Literacy, Dressing for Success, Social Graces/Etiquette, and from Social to Ballroom Dancing. The Cinderella Ball also provided opportunities for students to raise funds toward their educational endeavors. This final rite of passage formally introduced our teenage participants to society.

The evening began with Valeria Edwards and Felicia Williams serving as Mistress of Ceremony. They provided the introduction: of parents, members of the sorority, the King and Queen Court, the reigning Miss Cinderella (Latrese Golden), and the 2018 Cinderella Ball contestants. The younger students performed a skit of the Cinderella Story narrated by Mrs. Benita Brown. The Cinderella Ball participants stood to receive and recite their Rite of Passage into society. The entertainment segment followed allowing contestants to showcase their talent. Bethany Mack and Jada Moye performed dance routines.

Contestants vying for Tiny Miss Cinderella (K-3) included: Miss Genysis Hickman and Miss Kristiana Young.

Contestant vying for Tiny Mister Prince (K-3) was Master Zavion Razzak.

Contestants vying for Little Miss Cinderella (4-8) included: Miss Krisalin Coleman-Simon, Miss Kamryn Edmond, and Miss Bethany Mack.

Contestant vying for Master Prince (4-8) Master Zion Moye.

Contestants vying for Miss Cinderella (9-12) included: Miss Cierra Godfrey, Miss Tiara Carson Howard, Miss Jocelyn Mayfield, Miss Jada Moye, and Miss Kendal O’Neal.

Contestant vying for Prince (9-12) included Mr. Duronza Artis and Mr. Kendall Williamson.

Various awards were presented to the contestants. Congratulations to our 2018 Cinderella Ball Winners:

*Tiny Miss Cinderella (K-3), Miss Genysis Hickman, a rising 4th grader attending Griffith Elementary School, the daughter of Robert and Letitia Hickman.

*Tiny Mister Prince (K-3), Master Zavion Razzak, a rising 1st grader attending Smith Farms Elementary School, the son of Dorothy White and Zahir Razzak.

*Little Miss Cinderella (4-8), Miss Bethany Mack, a rising 7th grader attending Paisley IB Magnet School, the daughter of Brittany Orange and Brent Mack.

*Master Prince (4-8), Mr. Zion Moye, a rising 8th grader attending Paisley Magnet School, the son of Herman Dee and Charmayne Moye.

*Miss Cinderella (9-12), Miss Kendal O’Neal, a rising 12th grader attending West Forsyth High School, the daughter of Leslie and Kenya O’Neal.

*Prince (9-12), Mr. Kendall Williamson, a rising 12th grader attending Parkland High School, the son of Koren John and Darien Williamson.

After the award presentations, the Mistress of Ceremony called for “The Grand Promenade.” The contestants danced eloquently and gracefully to the Waltz.

Donna Mickens, the president of Beta Lambda Chapter gave closing remarks and thanked committee members for their hard work on this most rewarding endeavor for our youth. Special recognition was given to Regenia Huntley of Carver High School for choreographing the Waltz and consistently meeting with participants. The evening ended with sorors, participants, parents, and guest mingling and enjoying refreshments.

The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa Inc. is a nonprofit professional organization of female educators dedicated to the task of training youth of America to cope satisfactorily and effectively with today’s problems. The organization believes education to be a potential factor in maintaining and perpetuating democracy as the most ideal form of life. The organization’s focus is Y.E.S., which represents Youth, Education and Service. These educators develop and work with youth groups, support and promote education through scholarships, and provide services for the community.

Their motto: “To Foster the True Meaning of Sisterhood Among Teachers and to Promote the Highest Ideals of the Teaching Profession.”

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