Meridian Star

November 11, 2012

Fashionetta 2012

Annual Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. event spotlights area young ladies

Special to The Star
The Meridian Star

MERIDIAN —     Several weeks of self-esteem workshops and community service projects culminated during Fashionetta 2012.

    The talents of 14 young ladies and their escorts were highlighted during the evening event, which is the annual fundraising program for Omicron Beta Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. “Precious Pearls: Poised and Preparing for Leadership” was the theme for this year’s program, held at the C.E. Oatis Council of Organizations Building.

    Fashionetta is presented in partnership with the Service to Mankind (STM) Foundation Inc. Profits from the fundraising program fund scholarships for high school seniors in east Mississippi and west Alabama.  

    In recent weeks, the young ladies and men have completed community service projects, attended a Pink and Green Tea, and participated in workshops on poise, etiquette, fashion, stage presence, social media and internet texting and career choices.  Fashionetta participants also prepared a gift basket in honor of Domestic Violence Month for Care Lodge.  

    After the Fashionetta program, the youth will continue to give back to the community through future activities planned with the Salvation Army, LOVE’s Kitchen, Boys and Girls Club of East Mississippi and area beautification projects.

    This year’s Fashionetta participants are:

    • Ereia Breanna Alexander is the daughter of Brenda J. Alexander. Ereia is a student at Meridian High School. Her career ambition is to become an anesthesiologist.

    • Kierra Shantrell Berry is the daughter of Kecia Berry. Kierra is a student at Meridian High School. Her career ambition is to become a surgical technologist.

    • Heather LaDawn Hill is the daughter of Annie Bell and Hubert Hill. Heather is a student at Meridian High School. Her career ambition is to become a military officer.

    • Jasmine Asiana James is the daughter of Karia James. Jasmine is a student at Meridian High School. Her career ambition is to become a computer forensic scientist.

    • Breshondra Diahanna Kendricks is the daughter of Lisa Kendricks. Breshondra is a student at Meridian High School. Her career ambition is to become a Lawyer.

    • Zorisha Keonshamona Lanier is the daughter of Kedunda Stevens. Zorisha is a student at Meridian High School. Her career ambition is to become a physical therapist.

    • Jhakiyhai McKenzie is the daughter of Helen and Ray McKenzie. Jhakiyhai is a student at Meridian High School. Her career ambition is to become a pediatrician.

    • Sidnee Ambresha Rhone is the daughter of Cassandra Rhone and Tommy Amerson. Sidnee is a student at Meridian High School. Her career ambition is to become a midwife nurse.

    • Terrica Matilya Sanders is the daughter of Sabrina Dharfallah. Terrica is a student at Meridian High School. Her career ambition is to become a registered nurse.

    • Jada Lenise Scarbrough is the daughter of Sonya Scarbrough. Jada is a student at West Hills Elementary School. Her career ambition is to become a veterinarian.

    • Kiana L. Walker is the daughter of Venetia Griggs and Kenyatta Walker. Kiana is a student at West Lauderdale High School. Her career ambition is to become a plastic surgeon.

    • Joniqua Breshea Ward is the daughter of Tisha Torres. Joniqua is a student at Meridian High School. Her career ambition is to become a social worker.

    • Shoniqua Breshell Ward is the daughter of Tisha Torres. Shoniqua is a student at Meridian High School. Her career ambition is to become a nurse practitioner.

    • Takisha Tanae Wilson is the daughter of Latana and Aaron Rayner. Takisha is a student at Meridian High School. Her career ambition is to become a veterinarian or wildlife zoologist.

    For more than 28 years, Omicron Beta Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. has provided service and leadership in Lauderdale County and the surrounding areas. The chapter has invested more than $150,000 in the community, while following the sorority’s motto of “service to mankind.”