Strands of Elegance Cotillion

The 2018 Strands of Elegance Cotillion presented 27 young ladies to society on March 10, 2018.  Judge Penny Brown Reynolds was the dynamic speaker for the evening.  Rashan Ali, Actress/Radio & TV personality, was the host.

The elegant event was held at The Hotel Avalon in Alpharetta, GA.  A special congratulations to all the winners listed below.

1st Place Queen

Maya Elise Williams

2nd Place

Carolyn Tatyana McDuffie

3rd Place

Camille Jordan Armstrong

Miss Congeniality 

Grace Olivia Staes

Mr. Congeniality 

Treā€™Juan Elijah Raheem Byrd

Highest GPA Jr

Carrington Christina Rogers

Highest GPA Sr

Alexis Imani Merlette

Highest GPA Escort 

Quinn Lawery, Jr

Community Service

Gracelyn Youg Leath

Camille Elisabeth Thompson

Strands of Elegance Cotillion

L. to R.: Rosilyn Taylor, Judge Penny Brown Reynolds, Newly Crowned Winner Maya Elise Williams, Sondra Anderson, Kim Slaughter

Friends For Life Foundation, Inc. in collaboration with Phi Phi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority, Inc. would like to thank all participants and supporters for making this an unforgettable evening!

The Strands of Elegance Cotillion is a vehicle for many to help support the educational dreams of our youth. Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been awarded towards college scholarships through this program. There are multiple opportunities for the youth to develop a commitment to community service. The program showcases some of North Fulton’s and Metro Atlanta’s brightest college bound high school junior and senior minority young ladies.

Strands of Elegance Cotillion

Strands of Elegance Cotillion

L. to R.: Rosilyn Taylor, 2nd Place Winner Carolyn Tatyana McDuffie, Sondra Anderson, Kim Slaughter

Strands of Elegance Cotillion

Strands of Elegance Cotillion

L. to R.: 1st Place Queen Maya Elise Williams, 2nd Place Winner Carolyn Tatyana McDuffie, 3rd Place Winner Camille Jordan Armstrong

Strands of Elegance Cotillion

L. to R.: Rosilyn Taylor, 3rd Place Winner Camille Jordan Armstrong, Sondra Anderson, Kim Slaughter