Delta Sigma Theta Sorority honors debutantes

More than 100 supporters of Les Cinq Royale attended the 25th annual debutante scholarship cotillion presented by the members of the Killeen Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. at the Shilo Inn in Killeen in May. The sorority featured five young women and their escorts. The debutantes, their parents and their schools are:

Quinlaine Cisco, daughter of Bryan and Adrain Cisco, Ellison High School.

Mycah Richardson, daughter of Michael and Dawn Richardson, Robert Shoemaker High School.

Koryn Booker, daughter of Arthur and Jill Bryan and Charles and Rebecca Booker, Killeen High School.

Alexa Brown, daughter of Edward and Carolyn Brown, Harker Heights High School.

Raquel Cephus, daughter of Randall and D’Juana Cephus, Harker Heights High School.

Jennifer Wade-Jones was chairwoman for the event and JoAnn Ward served as co-chair.

The formal evening included waltzing, a father-daughter dance, a mother-escort dance and the presentation of more than $5,000 in scholarship awards to five participants. The following special awards were presented: Quinlaine Cisco, Miss Debutante 2013; Mycah Richardson, Miss Academic and the Sandra Forsythe Award; Koryn Booker, Miss Congeniality.

Student receives scholarship to Space Camp

Jake Parker, of Killeen, was awarded a scholarship to attend Space Camp in Huntsville, Ala., from July 7 to 12. Parker was among 71 students selected for a full tuition scholarship.

Only 30 percent of students who apply receive full rides.

“To win a full scholarship, a student must submit a truly outstanding application,” said Deborah Barnhart, CEO and executive director of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center museum that is home to the Space Camp programs. “I congratulate Jake on earning a place in the 2013 scholarship class.”


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