Delta Sigma Theta holds 37th annual Cotillion/Beautillion

THE POST-SIGNAL / Danette Bourque
Members of the 2014 royal court selected to reign over the Crowley Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta’s annual Cotillion/Beautillion were, from left, Second Princess Angienette Alexis Castille, First Princess Natalia Janaé Hayes, Queen Laura-Brooke Banks, King RoVontaé Gerard Lewis, First Prince Mylan Jamal Stevens and Second Prince Joseph Rubin III.

THE POST-SIGNAL / Danette Bourque
Young women being introduced to society at this years Crowley Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.’s Cotillion/Beautillion included, from left, Ja’Mara An’Tay Freeman, De’Ja J’anis Syria, Jametria Aprina Forrest, Mikayla Nicole Brown, Johnesha La’Shay Jones, Qua’Asia Mamel LaShay Sims, Mahogany Sharrell McGee, Gernasha Jean Rica Domino and Kaitlyn Akeila Cornish.

THE POST-SIGNAL / Danette Bourque
Escorts and sweethearts accompanying the 2014 Debutantes and Beaux at this year’s Cotillion/Beautillion were, front row from left, Tristen Brooks, Harold Thomas Jr., Raylon Thomas, Alexis Stevens, Tyisha Johnson, Tekeisha Freddie, Deon’taeSmith, Edwin Michael, Shequan Moore; back row, Curtis Braxton, Chris Ned, Tyrin Daniels, Jerry Dregin Jr. and Johnus Lambert Jr.

THE POST-SIGNAL / Danette Bourque
Parents on hand for this year’s Cotillion/Beautillion were, from left, Josefia Solomon and James Forrest Jr.; Shelia and Roland Lewis; Kathy Cornish and Brian Davis; Sonjatina and Byron Wilridge Sr.; Yolanda Langham and Melvin Dunn Sr.; Carolyn and Nolton Hayes; Frederica and Tyrone Banks; Bertha and Marvin Stevens; Dwan and Danny Castile; April Jones and Johnus Lambert Sr.; Tranda and Melvin Sims; Shante Bates and Jamar Anderson; and Marjorie Rubin.


The Crowley Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., held its 37th annual Cotillion/Beautillion on Saturday, April 5, at the International Rice Festival Building in Crowley.

Crowned as the this year’s queen was Laura-Brooke Banks, daughter of Frederica and Tyrone Banks. Her court included Natalia Janaé Hayes, first princess, and Angienette Alexis Castille, second princess. Natalia is the daughter of Carolyn and Nolton Hayes. Angienette is the daughter of Dwan and Dannie Castille.

RoVontaé Gerard Lewis, son of Shelia Byers Lewis and Roland Lewis Sr., was named as king. Princes were Mylan Jamal Stevens, first prince, and Joseph Rubin III, second prince. Stevens is the son of Bertha and Marvin Stevens.  Rubin is the son of Marjorie Rubin and the late Joseph Rubin.

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