EXAMPLES OF NU ZETA OMEGA ENRICHING YOUTH IN OUR COMMUNITY:
Legislative Youth Day In Annapolis - February 10, 2018 &
The 2018 Legislative Youth Day in Annapolis was held in the Maryland Senate Building. Free transporta-tion was provided to area middle and high school students by Nu Zeta Omega Chapter and the MD Leg-islative Black Caucus. Students learned who were their county delegates, toured the Maryland House and Senate Buildings, and participated in group and panel discussions. Students were provided hands-on expe-rience where they participated in several mock legislation sessions to include defending their bill and vot-ing. HBCUs (Bowie State University & Morgan State) were present and provided information about their schools. The guest speaker spoke on human tracking and offered herself as the real-life example. Free breakfast and lunch were provided.
Legislative Youth Day In Annapolis February 22, 2018
Over 200 members attended the day and evening activities held at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, host-ed by the 19 Maryland Graduate Chapters and the 3 District of Columbia Graduate Chapters.
Activities scheduled for the day included visits with legislators, a tour of the Capitol, and committee meeting hearings. During the visit to the House of Representatives, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® was recognized from the floor and received a proclamation. During this session citizens provided testimony on several topics including HBCU funding in MD, minimum wage, public health, children’s vision problems and success in reading.
The evening activity was a reception at which local elected officials were available to interact with attendees and discuss local legislative agenda items and 2019 midterm elections. A member from each chapter was recognized for outstanding contributions to her community. Member - Eva Chesley was the recipient for Nu Zeta Omega Chapter.
Nu Zeta Omega Hosts Biennial Cotillion - November 4, 2017
Nu Zeta Omega Chapter, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® presented 10 talented young ladies to Southern Maryland society at its Biennial Debutante Cotillion. It was held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Camelot by Martin’s in Upper Marlboro, MD. The theme for the event was “Launching Cultured Pearls with Grace, Elegance and Distinction.” This is the chapter’s signature scholarship fundraising event.
The guest speaker for the evening was, Ms. Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, 49th Mayor of Baltimore, who gave words of inspiration on sisterhood.
The debutantes spent nine months participating in workshops and activities that included leadership development, community service, cultural arts, etiquette training leadership and communications skills, social media responsibility, health and fitness, educational enrichment, and a Mother-Daughter Tea.
The participants were Debutantes Egypt Bond, Mieka Cobbs, Jade Harrison, Sydney Jones, Tanasia Miles, Reanna Smith, Ty’Ajah Somerville, Shelby Thomas, Iyanna Warren, and Lydia Williams.
Deb Shelby Thomas was crowned Miss Debutante 2017-2018. Debs Egypt Bond and Iyanna Warren were 1st Runner Up and 2nd Runner Up respectively.
Additional Competitive Awards were presented as follows: Academic Excellence, Deb Sydney Jones; Miss Congeniality, Deb Egypt Bond; Scrapbook, Deb Mieka Cobbs; Essay, Deb Sydney Jones; Highest Ticket Sales, Deb Egypt Bond; Talent, Deb Mieka Cobbs; and Service, Deb Tanasia Miles.
Mrs. Denise Barnes served as Cotillion Chairman and Mrs. Judy Estep was Co-chairman. Ms. Natalie Hart served as the Chapter President.