A debutante is a lady being introduced into society. It's a very prestigous thing. I'm a Eureka Debutante, and it is only for seniors. The ladies dress in white ball gowns (they look like wedding dresses) and they are escorted by males who are a senior in high school to sophomore in college. The males wear a black tux. It is very formal. Eureka not only has a Cotillion but as a member we do different things to help out the community. Eureka Debutante is an African American one. It's a verygood experience.
I went to both of the cottilions here in Milwaukee, and I'm be a debutante next year! I had a lot of fun, and I can't wait...I'm already looking at dressess LOL We have fashionetta, cottilions and beautillions here:
I was in fashionetta (ours is for ages 5-14 give or take a few years) and I won! It was nice they have four catergories Jr.Miss Fashionetta (for the younger girls), Miss. Fashionetta, Jr. Mr.Esquire (for the younger boys), and Mr. Esquire (a few reading awards have been added) I was the first girl to win to, because it was our first fashionetta here back in 1997. Our Fashionetta is like a mini-cottilion. The Beautillion is for high school senior boys. I have a problem though, I can't decide which cottilion I'm be in? We have the Christian Profesional Bussines and Alliance cottilion, and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Cottilion. My grandma, aunt, cousins etc. are all AKAs and I plan on pledging, but in the Christain cottilion the give out more scholarship money! Plus its a tradition to have AKAs daughters, granduaghters in the AKA cottilion, What yall think?