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Meet the Gulf Coast Debutante society’s 2017 Coterie for 52nd Annual Debutante Ball

Emilia Kell Armond
Emilia Kell Armond

The Board of the Gulf Coast Debutante Society presents 42 debutantes for the 52nd annual Debutante Ball.

Since 1966, young ladies from the cities along the Coast have been presented to society at this premier social gathering.

The 2017 coterie will officially make their debut on Dec. 18 in the Cypress Cove Ballroom at the Hollywood Resort Hotel in Bay St. Louis.

The debutantes:

▪ Emilia Kell Armond of Pascagoula attends Mississippi State University. She is majoring in Fashion Merchandising and is a member of Delta Gamma Sorority, an MSU Fashion Board model and senior stylist for their fashion magazine Etre, and a member of the National Retail Federation Student Association. Emilia Kell is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Whitney Peter Armond III. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Ray Schroeder and Mrs. Elizabeth Bosarge Dickerson of Pascagoula and Mr. and Mrs. Whitney Peter Armond Jr. of Houma, Louisiana.

▪ Caroline Curry Bassett of Long Beach attends Mississippi State University. She is majoring in Biological Sciences and is a member of Delta Gamma Sorority, Alpha Epsilon Delta and Pre-Nursing Club. Caroline is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Howard Bassett. Her grandparents are Nancy Taylor Smith and the late Eugene Christopher Smith III and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Howard Bassett and the late Gloria Curry Bassett all of Long Beach.

▪ Clare Paschal Baumhauer of Pascagoula attends Mississippi State University. She is majoring in marketing and is a member of Delta Gamma Fraternity, Lambda Sigma Honor Society and Canterbury Episcopal Club. Clare is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Coleman Baumhauer. Her grandparents are Richard Valentine Shields III of Moss Point and the late Martha Pardoe Shields and Marcia Young Baumhauer of Pascagoula and the late Dr. Emile Majerski Baumhauer.

▪ Kelyn Elizabeth Bosley of Diamondhead attends the University of Mississippi. She is majoring in integrated marketing communications, and is a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority and is a Provost Scholar. Kelyn is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David McKay Bosley. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. William Marcus Barrett Sr. of Bay Saint Louis and the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Richard Bosley of Waveland.

▪ Sally Reid Boswell of Ocean Springs attends the University of Mississippi. She is majoring in mathematics and Spanish with a minor in economics and is a member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, Ole Miss Big Event Executive Board, and Delta Delta Delta Sorority. Sally is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Garland Todd Boswell. Her grandparents are Ruth Pemberton Surratt of Biloxi and Raymond Al Boswell of Gulfport, and Sally Greenlee Reid and the late Willie Joe Reid of Batesville.

▪ Olivia Grace Brasher of Pascagoula attends the University of Mississippi. She is majoring in accountancy with a minor in general finance, and is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Olivia is the daughter of Michele Perez Brasher and the late Robert Carroll Brasher. Her grandparents are Jesse W. Brasher, Mrs. Walter Bernard Perez and the late Mr. Perez all of Pascagoula.

▪ Abbie Elizabeth Brashier of Biloxi attends the University of Mississippi. She is majoring in Public Policy Leadership and is a member of Alpha Mu Chapter of Kappa Delta. Abbie is the daughter of Karen Dibbs Brashier and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Allen Brashier. Her grandparents are Peggy Eley Brashier and the late Jimmy Curtis Brashier of Biloxi, and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Erwin Dibbs of Biloxi.

▪ Sydney Catherine Broussard of Biloxi attends the University of Mississippi. She is majoring in communication sciences and disorders and is a member of Kappa Delta sorority, Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. Sydney is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Scott James Broussard. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John Christopher Vaughan of Gautier and Una Broussard of Biloxi and the late Edward June Broussard.

▪ Emma Vivian Brown of Ocean Springs attends the University of South Alabama. She is majoring in music education and is a member of Phi Mu fraternity, Sigma Alpha Iota Music Business Fraternity and the Jaguar Marching Band. Emma is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Dudley Brown Sr. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Edward May of Moss Point and the late Raymond William Brown, Gary Dale Fender of Celina, Tennessee, and the late Anita Brown Fender.

▪ Macie Brynn Buza of Long Beach attends the University of Mississippi. She is majoring in Communication Sciences and is a member of Phi Mu sorority, National Student Speech Language Hearing Association, and is a volunteer with the Leapfrog Association of Oxford. Macie is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Leo Levens Jr. and John Robert Buza Jr. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. William Leon Fennell, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Leo Levens Sr., and the late India Tumlin Pique all of Long Beach and the late John Robert Buza Sr. of Pensacola, Florida.

▪ Amanda Taylor Chambliss of Gulfport attends Mississippi State University. She is majoring in kinesiology and is a member of the Shackouls Honors College, Chi Omega Sorority, and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Taylor is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Wayne Chambliss. Her grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Hershel Chambliss of Gulfport and Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Conn of Gulfport.

▪ Cady Michelle Cooper of Ocean Springs attends the University of Mississippi. She is majoring in public policy leadership and is a member of Delta Gamma Fraternity, Lambda Sigma Honors Society, and the Associated Student Body. Cady is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Edgar Cooper. Her grandparents are Mrs. Willie Royster of High Springs, Florida, and the late Robert Ralph Jackson and the late Mr. and Mrs. J.K. Cooper of Mathiston.

▪ Quinn McCants Cottone of Pass Christian attends the University of South Alabama. She is majoring in mechanical engineering and is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Catholic Student Association and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Quinn is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Lawrence Cottone Jr. Her grandparents are Carol Roth Cottone of Gulfport and the late Joseph Lawrence Cottone Sr. and the late Mr. and Mrs. Girvus Eugene Johnson Jr. of Baton Rouge.

▪ Catherine Callie Douglas of Gulfport attends the University of Mississippi. She is majoring in biology and plans to attend medical school. She is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, and the American Medical Students Association. Callie is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. John William Douglas. Her grandparents are the late Katherine Douglas of New Orleans, the late Justin Douglas, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Carpenter of Biloxi.

▪ Olivia Jeanne Eustice of Ocean Springs attends the University of Mississippi. She is majoring in General Engineering with a pre-medical studies emphasis, a member of Delta Gamma Fraternity, the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College and Golden Key International Honors Society. Olivia is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. James Jules Eustice. Her grandparents are Mrs. Robert James Eustice and the late Dr. Eustice of Ocean Springs and Mrs. Ken Autry Whittington and the late Mr. Whittington of Ocean Springs.

▪ Caroline Rose Foster of Pascagoula attends the University of Mississippi. She is majoring in biology and Spanish and is a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority, Gamma Phi Beta Honor Society, and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Caroline is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Whitfield Foster. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Walker Foster, Mr. and Mrs. William Jeffrey Gardner, and Mr. William Travis Higdon III all of Pascagoula.

▪ Claire Gabrielle Gautier of Gautier attends Louisiana State University. She is majoring in kinesiology with a minor in psychology and is a member of Chi Omega Sorority, Christ the King Catholic Church and National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Claire is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Claflin Gautier. Her grandparents are the late Paul David Stewart and Linda Eschler of Mobile and the late Mr. and Mrs. Hermes Quinn Gautier of Pascagoula.

▪ Julia Rose Grant of Gulfport attends the University of Mississippi. She is majoring in public policy leadership with a minor in history and is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, the Associated Student Body Senate and the Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy. Julia is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Walter Kastler Grant III. Her grandparents are Evelyn Harlan Grant of Pascagoula and the late Walter Kastler Grant Jr., the late Betty Joyce Price of Moss Point, and the late Joseph Durward Ducote of Amarillo, Texas.

▪ Kourtney Renee Green of Long Beach attends Mississippi State University. She is majoring in accounting and is a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority and of Sigma Alpha Lambda honor society. Kourtney is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Clayton Green. Her grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Clement Cuevas and the late Clayton Green and Dorothy Fay Charles.

▪ Lindsay Paige Holmes of Biloxi attends the University of Mississippi. She is majoring in nutrition and dietetics with plans to attend nursing school. Lindsay is a member of Chi Omega Sorority and a wish-granter for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Lindsay is the daughter of William Francis Holmes Jr. and the late Shirley Catherine Holmes. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. William Francis Holmes Sr. of D’Iberville and the late Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Shirley Firth of Biloxi.

▪ Carley Grace Knochel of Ocean Springs attends the University of Mississippi. She is majoring in communication sciences and disorders and is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, and Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society. Carley is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert James Knochel. Her grandparents are Sheron Daley Knochel of Ocean Springs and the late Richard Lee Knochel, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Bert Marvin Jordan of Clinton.

▪ Margaret Alexandra Koenig of Kiln attends the University of Southern Mississippi. She is majoring in marketing and is a member of the Baptist Student Organization, Student Alumni Association and an Ambassador for the College of Business. Margaret is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Emil Somerhalder III and Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Paul Koenig. Her grandparents are Susan Ross Middleton and Charles Marvin Middleton of Jackson, Alabama; Edna Pearl Koenig and the late Calvin Clement Koenig of Kiln; Patricia Baughman Lee and the late Clifford Lee of Picayune; Russell Lamont Breckinridge of Folsom, Louisiana, and Robert Emil Somerhalder Jr. of Lacombe, Louisiana.

▪ Courtney Caroline Ladner of Gulfport attends Mississippi State University. She is majoring in biochemistry with an emphasis in pre-pharmacy and is a member of Chi Omega Sorority, National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the biochemistry and molecular biology club. Courtney is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Anthony Ladner. Her grandparents are Dorella Spiers of Gulfport and the late Gordon William Spiers and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Stilwell Ladner of Pass Christian.

▪ Camille Hillary Lamb of Pass Christian attends the University of Mississippi. She is majoring in business administration with a minor in new digital media. Camille is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Kendall Lamb. Her grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Colin Randall Jones Jr. of Pass Christian and Mr. and Mrs. William Robertson Lamb of Bay St. Louis.

▪ Abigail Hope Lawson of Biloxi attends Mississippi State University. She is majoring in psychology and is a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority, Reformed University Fellowship and Psychology Club. Abigail is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy John Lawson. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lawson and the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl Zimmerman and the late Wilton Henry Trawick.

▪ Hannah Brooke Levens of Long Beach attends Mississippi State University. She is majoring in chemical engineering and is a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority, American Institute for Chemical Engineers, and Society of Women Engineers. Hannah is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Clay Levens. Her grandparents are Mrs. Mary Schepens Levens of Long Beach and the late James Eugene Levens and Elaine Byrd Friend of Long Beach and the late Perry Frank Friend.

▪ Jamie Ann Malley of Long Beach attends Clemson University. She is in the Calhoun Honors College majoring in chemistry and is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the Clemson Wesley Foundation and Sigma Alpha Lambda National Leadership and Honors Organization. Jamie is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard James Malley. Her grandparents are Joy Vaden Truitt of Dallas, Texas, and the late Herman Lee Truitt and Audrey Faye Dryden of Gulfport and the late James Donald Malley.

▪ Zoie Isabelle Mestayer of Pascagoula attends the University of Alabama. She is majoring in public relations and Spanish and is a member of Chi Omega Sorority, the University Honors College mentor program and Greek Ambassadors. Zoie is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Roland Joseph Mestayer III. Her grandparents are Charles Edward Graham and the late Zoie Wallace Graham of Pascagoula and Roland Joseph Mestayer Jr. and the late Nora Bingham Mestayer of Pascagoula.

▪ Peyton Elise Mohan of Biloxi attends Mississippi State University. She is majoring in biological sciences and is a member of Kappa Alpha Chapter of Phi Mu Sorority and serves on the University Student Association Homecoming and Pageants Committee. Peyton is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Vincent Mohan. Her grandparents are Ann Elizabeth Gary and Mr. and Mrs. David Arthur Gary and Rosemary Scurlock Vice and the late George Vincent Mohan.

▪ Mary Margaret Muths of Gulfport attends the University of Alabama. She is majoring in nursing and is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, Capstone Honors College, and Nurses Christian Fellowship. Mary is the daughter of Wendy Allen Muths and Sherman Lewis Muths III. Her grandparents are the late Robyn Rudat Allen, the late Clifton Graves Allen and Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Lewis Muths Jr. all of Gulfport.

▪ Olivia Marie Nash of Ocean Springs attends the University of Mississippi. She is majoring in nursing and is a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority, Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College and Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society. Olivia is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas William Nash. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Donald John Nash and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gerard Porche Jr. all of Slidell, Louisiana.

▪ Yasmine Amal Osman of Ocean Springs attends the University of Mississippi. She is majoring in biology and is a member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, Kappa Delta Sorority and is an Ole Miss Ambassador. Yasmine is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Yehia Jay Osman. Her grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Matthew Cvitanovich of Biloxi and Mr. and Mrs. Saeed Osman of Cairo, Egypt.

▪ Emily Louise Robinson of Gulfport attends Mississippi State University. She is majoring in kinesiology and is a member of Chi Omega sorority and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Emily is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Glen Robinson. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ben Harry Stone and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Glen Robinson all of Gulfport.

▪ Mary Rebecca Schloegel of Gulfport attends the University of Southern Mississippi. She is seeking a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree majoring in drawing and painting and is a member of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women. Mary Rebecca is the daughter of the Honorable Jennifer Thompson Schloegel and Mark Lienhard Schloegel. Her grandparents are Rebecca Watts Thompson and the late John Christian “Jack” Thompson and Mr. and Mrs. George Anthony Schloegel III, all of Gulfport.

▪ Anna Lacy Sellers of Gulfport attends Mississippi State University. She is majoring in industrial and systems engineering and is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, an Aspire Fellow, and a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda National Leadership and Honors Organization. Anna Lacy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bennie James Sellers Jr. Her grandparents are Susan Hearn Lecky and the late William Ralston Lecky III of Mobile and Mr. and Mrs. Bennie James Sellers Sr. of Hattiesburg.

▪ Claire Crenshaw Stewart of Gulfport attends the University of Mississippi. She is majoring in history with a minor in French and is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority and the Mississippi Army National Guard. Claire is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gregory Stewart. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Weber of Gulfport and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ellis Stewart of Oxford.

▪ Skylar Anne Trosclair of Saucier attends Mississippi State University. She is majoring in biological sciences with an emphasis in nursing; and is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society and Dance Marathon. Skylar is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Louis Trosclair Jr. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Louis Trosclair Sr. of Biloxi and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Joseph Broussard of Biloxi.

▪ Jillian Sage Vice of Ocean Springs attends the University of Mississippi. She is majoring in international studies and is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Golden Key International Honor Society and the Croft Institute of International Studies. Jillian is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Paul Vice. Her grandparents are Dorothy Carney Green of Wade and the late Mr. Carl Green and Mr. and Mrs. John Smith Vice of Helena.

▪ Victoria Lesley Vice of Ocean Springs attends the University of South Alabama. She is majoring in nursing and is a member of The Society for Collegiate Leadership and Achievement, Phi Eta Sigma and The National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Victoria is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Paul Vice. Her grandparents are Dorothy Carney Green of Wade and the late Carl Green, and Mr. and Mrs. John Smith Vice of Helena.

▪ Sarah Helen Walden of Moss Point attends Pearl River Community College. She is majoring in biology and is a member of the Lady Wildcats Soccer team and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Sarah is the daughter of Maria May Walden and Jeffrey Alan Walden. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Edward May of Moss Point and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Edwin Walden of Pascagoula.

▪ Madison Elizabeth Warren of Gulfport attends Mississippi State University. She is majoring in accounting and is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, Operation Christmas Child Executive Board and Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance. Madison is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Michael Warren. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Wayne Warren of Hattiesburg, Nancy Elizabeth Vestal of Bay St. Louis and Beverly Joyce Warren of Purvis.

▪ Madison Kathleen Wawrek of Long Beach attends the University of Mississippi. She is majoring in integrated marketing communications and is a member of Delta Gamma Fraternity, America’s Tooth Fairy Association and American Marketing Association. Madison is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jon Michael Wawrek. Her grandparents are Mrs. Kathleen Truax Graham of Gulfport, Mr. and Mrs. Lysle Edwin Graham of Long Beach, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert John Wawrek of Syracuse, New York.

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