IH seniors participate in Beautillion, Cotillion programs

IH seniors participate in Beautillion, Cotillion programs
Posted on 05/26/2017
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During his senior year at Indian Hill, Easton Phillips participated in the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Cincinnati Queen City Alumnae Chapter Beautillion Militaire Program. A Beautillion is similar to a Debutant or Cotillion for young ladies but is for young men, and they are referred to as "Beaus."

This year’s program marked the 28th annual event that started in September and culminated in a formal Gala in April. 

Young African-American men from across the city complete an application and commit to participating in workshops in topics such as Career/College planning, financial planning, and the definition of a man; an overnight retreat; and fun events such as laser tag & bowling. There is a Mother-Son luncheon and Community Service Project with the men. From January through April, family waltz and step practices are also held, while a scholarship competition is happening through ad and ticket sales.

On April 8, all the hard work paid off! Over 400 guests filled the Savannah Center in West Chester and Channel 5's Mark Hayes served as the MC. Easton was awarded first place for Academic/Community Scholarship and second place for the Mr. Beautillion Scholarship Competition.

Indian Hill's Kenyah Canady also participated in this event and was a Belle (young lady who serves as the date for the event) to Indian Hill HS Counselor Donita Jackson's son Myles, a Country Day senior who also participated in the program as a Beau. Kenyah participated in a Cotillion through the Cincinnati XCEL program where she came in first place! She was awarded a wonderful scholarship for all her efforts. Myles received the Golden Delta Award (for highest GPA), an academic scholarship, and third place for Mr. Beautillion.

Congratulations and best of luck in the future to you all!