Debutante Cotillion

The Debutante Cotillion Program of The Hedera Foundation, Incorporated is our signature program, which is held on an annual basis as a formal presentation of young high school women at the threshold of adulthood as our future leaders. The program provides an opportunity for the participants to earn a scholarship for college. In addition, elementary and middle school boys and girls are incorporated into this program as an enrichment opportunity for them.

The program extends over a six (6) month period beginning in April and culminating in an elegant formal ball where the Debutantes are presented to society. Program participants will engage in workshops and activities that will build self-esteem and focus on leadership skills, social graces, community service, cultural awareness and educational enrichment.  The program also encourages high scholastic achievement, good moral character, and offers the opportunity for these individuals to strengthen friendship bonds and family relationships.

Program Objectives:

  • To promote high ideals and character building by encouraging their participation in workshops and activities that is geared towards enhancing life skills, confidence building and college preparation;
  • To enhance social skills by encouraging new and lasting friendships, as well as strengthen family relationships;
  • To participate in community service projects and to learn how their contributions impact those they may serve in the community;
  • To encourage mentorship between program participants and chapter members.

2017 Debutante Cotillion – Follow Your Dreams: A Journey to Excellence

**2017 Miss Debutante – NiaNicole Wedlowe**
Nathalia Angulo
Destiny Bellamy 
Khaliyah Boyd 
Kennedy Brown 
Danajah Daniel 
Jade Dodd-Mungin 
Whitney Hayes 
Sharmaine Motin 
Arin Patterson 
Sierra Sturgis 
NiaNicole Wedlowe 
Alayna White 

2018 Debutante Cotillion – Follow Your Dreams: A Journey to Excellence

**Congratulations 2018 Miss Debutante – A’Kniya Reeves**
Noel Butts
Ayana Gillespie
Alyssa Guyton
Shardae Hinton
Kamiah Kelly
​Alaurea Paige
A’Kniya Reeves
Krysten Wright


The Hedera Foundation, Incorporated extends a special thank you to our sponsors for the 2018 Debutante Cotillion & Scholarship Ball.

Ivy Sponsor:

Pink Sponsors:
Aztec Masonry and Concrete
Lynetta Mouton
Michael and Martha Watts

Green Sponsors:
Awesome Ink Studio
Hands of Time Tax Service
Cynthia Jenkins, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Newnan