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The Gulf Coast Debutante Society presents the 2015 coterie for the 50th Annual Debutante Ball

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Gulf Coast Debutante Society board recently announced 34 debutantes for the 2015 Coterie, its 50th annual Debutante Ball.

Since 1966, young ladies from the cities along the Coast have been presented to society at this premier social gathering. The 2015 coterie will officially make their debut Dec. 17 in the Cypress Cove Ballroom at the Hollywood Resort Hotel in Bay St. Louis. The debutantes are as follows:

Patricia Caroline Abide of Biloxi attends the University of Mississippi. She is majoring in English in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, is a member of Delta Delta Delta and a copy editor at The Daily Mississippian. Caroline is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Charles Abide II. Her grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Anthony Abide of Lake Village, Ark., and the late Mr. Bobby Jewell Holmes and the late Mrs. Gayle Murrah Holmes of Columbus.

Jane Todd Betz of Pass Christian attends Samford University. She is majoring in health sciences and is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority. Jane Todd is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Jess Betz. Her grandparents are Mrs. Anita W. Orfila of Pass Christian and the late Mr. Edward Ronald Orfila and Mr. and Mrs. Frederick William Betz Jr. of New Orleans.

Mary Katherine Blackman of Ocean Springs attends the University of Mississippi. She is majoring in mechanical engineering and is a member of Delta Gamma Sorority. Mary is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Beverly Blackman. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Oneal Vincent Johnson of Pascagoula and Mr. Robert Lamar Blackman and the late Mrs. Maribob Forrester Blackman of Pascagoula.

Claire Elizabeth Bosarge of Pascagoula attends the University of Mississippi. She is majoring in mechanical engineering with a minor in manufacturing and is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, the Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence and Students for a Greener Campus. Claire is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Samuel Bosarge Jr. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Samuel Bosarge Sr. of Pascagoula, the late Mr. Frank Richard Ralston of Tupelo and the late Mrs. Nobie Irene Ralston of Gautier.

Raeanna Sue Bray of Vancleave attends the University of Mississippi. She is majoring in speech therapy and is a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority, Chancellor's Leadership and serves on Campus Crusade's Leadership team. Raeanna is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Wayne Bray. Her grandparents are Mrs. Joyce Marie Bray and the late Mr. Thayas Ray Bray of Moss Point and Mr. and Mrs. Robert McIlwain Vaughn of Vancleave.

Heather Elise Brown of Pass Christian attends the University of Southern Mississippi. She is majoring in history and is a member of Phi Mu Sorority, Lambda Sigma Honor Society and a Lucky Day Scholar. Heather is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Eugene Necaise and Mr. Timothy Paul Brown Sr. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Paul Brown of Long Beach and Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Anthony Lyons of Biloxi.

Catherine Lee Bruni of Gulfport attends the University of Alabama. She is majoring in biology and studio art and is a member of Chi Omega Sorority and the University of Alabama Student Recruitment Team and is a Creative Campus intern. Catie Lee is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Scott Bruni. Her grandparents are Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Thomas Bruni of Gulfport and Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Hensleigh of Purvis.

Mary Michael Collins of Bay St. Louis attends Mississippi State University. She is majoring in elementary education and is a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority and Sigma Alpha Lambda Honor Society, and will participate in the Disney College Program this spring in Orlando, Fla.. Mary Michael is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Waldon Collins. Her grandparents are Mr. James Joseph Collins and the late Mrs. Patsy LeBlanc Collins of Bay St. Louis, Ms. Carol Estave O'Brien of Diamondhead, and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Patrick O'Brien of Slidell.

Claire Elizabeth Cronin of Ocean Springs attends the University of Mississippi. She is majoring in integrated marketing communications and is a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority. Claire is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Earl Cronin. Her grandparents are Dr. and Mrs. Crawford Hines Cronin of Cleveland and the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe Linton Greer of Shreveport, La.

Madison Rose Frazier of Pascagoula attends Mississippi College. She is majoring in pre-pharmacy and is a member of the Mississippi College volleyball team, the Alpha Lambda Delta National Academic Honor Society and Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Pascagoula. Madison is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Edwin Frazier Jr. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. George Woodliff Ellis of Pascagoula, the late Mrs. Martha Hughes Frazier of Dallas and Mr. James Edwin Frazier of Little Rock, Ark.

Meredith Leigh Gioe of Gulfport attends Louisiana State University. She is majoring in biological sciences and is a member of Chi Omega Sorority, the Rodger Hadfield Ogden Honors College and Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society. Meredith is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Scott Michael Gioe. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ferrel Peter Gioe of Metairie, La., and Mrs. Carolyn Cazenave Potter and the late Mr. Elvin Wesley Potter of Metairie.

Olivia Harlan Grant of Gulfport attends Mississippi State University. She is majoring in biochemistry with a concentration in veterinary medicine and is a member of Chi Omega Sorority. Olivia is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Walter Kastler Grant III. Her grandparents are Mrs. Evelyn Harlan Grant of Pascagoula and the late Mr. Walter Kastler Grant Jr.; and the late Mrs. Betty Joyce Price of Moss Point and the late Mr. Joseph Durward Ducote of Amarillo, Texas.

Reagan Nicole Hairston of Gulfport attends Mississippi State University. She is majoring in chemical engineering and is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Sigma Alpha Lambda Leadership and Honors Organization, and the American Society of Chemical Engineers. Reagan is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Michael Hairston. Her grandparents are Mrs. Iris Hairston of Greenville and the late Mr. Mitchell Hairston of Greenville and the late Mr. and Mrs. Don Jue of Hollandale.

Peyton Leigh Holloway of Biloxi attends the University of Louisiana at Monroe. She is majoring in secondary education with a concentration in English and is a member of the ULM women's soccer team. Peyton is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Kenneth Holloway. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Joseph Philpot Sr. of Ocean Springs and the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Joseph Holloway Sr. of Ocean Springs.

Taylor Ann Huey of Long Beach attends the University of Mississippi. She is majoring in mathematics and secondary math education and is a member of Phi Mu Sorority, the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Taylor is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Dale Huey. Her grandparents are Mr. Don Booten Huey of Long Beach, the late Mrs. Mary Ann Huey and Mr. and Mrs. Richard James Rivers of Union.

Denton Alexandria Hunter of Biloxi attends Mississippi State University. She is majoring in international business (French and management) and is a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, Golden Key International Honour Society and International Business Society. Denton is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Roy Hunter. Her grandparents are Mrs. Ann Phillips Hough of Biloxi, Mr. and Mrs. William James Hough of Gulfport and Mrs. JoAnn Hunter of Altoona, Penn., and the late Rev. Roy Hunter of Altoona.

Sarah Elizabeth Jenne of Moss Point attends the University of Mississippi. She is majoring in integrated marketing communications and is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority and National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Sarah is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Anthony Jenne. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. George Charles Hanson of Escatawpa and the late Mr. and Mrs. Fearon Henry Jenne Jr. of Pascagoula.

Sophie Peden Kremer of Gulfport attends Belmont University of Nashville, Tenn. She is majoring in mass communications and motion pictures and is a member of the Student Activities Programming Board for Motion Pictures and the Belmont University Film Society. Sophie is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Dimitrios Dimitriades and Charles Edward Kremer II. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Larry Wayne Loveless of Gulfport and the late Dr. Richard Lee Peden; and Mr. Charles Edward Kremer of Gulfport and the late Mrs. Kremer.

Balius Grace Lee of Waveland attends the University of Southern Mississippi. She is majoring in nursing and is a member of Chi Omega Fraternity, Leadership Scholarship Executive Board and the Catholic Student Association. Balius is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Martro Ivey III. Her grandparents are Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Rillens Lee of Waveland.

Sarah Ann Lovell of Gulfport attends the University of Mississippi. She is majoring in mathematics and is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Sarah is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Frank Alan Lovell. Her grandparents are Ms. Gloria Gibbs Lovell of Winston-Salem, N.C., and the late Dr. Frank Hansen Lovell and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Karl Driste of Huntsville, Ala.

Madison Elizabeth Nash of Ocean Springs attends the University of Mississippi. She is majoring in biological sciences and is a member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society and National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Madison is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas William Nash. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Donald John Nash of Slidell and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gerard Porche Jr. of Slidell.

Savanna Amanda Nelson of Gulfport attends the University of Mississippi. She is majoring in psychology and is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society and Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society. Savanna is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephan Nelson. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Bob Faler of Collins and the late Mr. and Mrs. Harold Nelson of Gulfport.

Mary Caroline Presley of Moss Point attends the University of Mississippi. She is majoring in graphic design and is a member of Delta Gamma Sorority. Mary Caroline is the daughter of Ms. Lisa Pritchett Presley and Mr. and Mrs. James Phillip Presley. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Willie Lynn Presley of Moss Point, the late Mr. William Leo Pritchett and Mr. and Mrs. James Samuel Colburn, Jr. of Marion, Ala.

Maycee Maleah Scardino of Pass Christian attends the University of Mississippi. She is majoring in business management and is a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority, National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Ole Miss Rebelette Dance Team. Maycee is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Joseph Scardino. Her grandparents are Mrs. Loislyn Blanchard Scardino and the late A. J. Scardino Jr. of Pass Christian and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Joseph Compretta Sr. of Bay Saint Louis.

Sydney Elizabeth Schmidt of Pass Christian attends the University of South Alabama. She is majoring in nursing and is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society and National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Sydney is the daughter of The Honorable Christopher Louis Schmidt and Mrs. Schmidt. Her grandparents are Dr. and Mrs. Frank Lamar Schmidt of Pass Christian and Mr. and Mrs. William Allen Peneguy of Pass Christian.

Tiana Peyton Shaffer of Biloxi attends Mississippi State University. She is majoring in fashion design and merchandising and is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, Mississippi State women's soccer team and the MSU Fashion Board. Peyton is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Todd Shaffer. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Roland Breaux of Williamsburg, Va., and the late Mrs. Sheila Annette Thomas of Burleson, Texas, and the late Mr. Ronald Gordon Shaffer of Mobile.

Megan Ann Smith of Pass Christian attends the University of Southern Mississippi. She is majoring in speech pathology and is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, Catholic Student Association, and an active member of USM intramural sports. Megan is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Drew Tolbert Smith. Her grandparents are Mrs. Evelyn Diane Smith of Pass Christian and the late Mr. Carlton John Smith and Mrs. Wanda Fay Puttman of Gulfport.

Kaitlynn Shay Snow of Long Beach attends the University of Southern Mississippi. She is majoring in elementary education and is a member of the Catholic Student Association, an active member of the University of Southern Mississippi intramural sports and is a Lucky Day Scholar. Kaitlynn is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth James Skrmetta. Her grandparents are Mrs. Linda McManus Garcia of Gulfport and the late Mr. Cleveland M. Garcia, and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Matthew Skrmetta of Biloxi.

Ellis Fowler Stewart of Gulfport attends the College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C. She is majoring in public health with a minor in political science and is a member and corresponding secretary of Delta Delta Delta Social Fraternity, a member of Honors Board and the Chinese Club. Ellis is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gregory Stewart. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ellis Stewart of Oxford and Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Weber of Gulfport.

Laurel Brook Struss of Gulfport attends Mississippi State University. She is majoring in finance and is a member of Chi Omega Sorority, Sigma Alpha Lambda Honor Society and Accounting and Financial Women's Alliance. Laurel is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Paul Struss. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. James Harold Blackledge of Gulfport and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert William Struss Jr. of Gulfport.

Annie Catherine Taylor of Gulfport attends Mississippi State University. She is majoring in political science with a minor in French and is a member of Delta Gamma Sorority, Pre Law Society and the Mississippi State University Fashion Board. Annie is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Coleman Taylor. Her grandparents are Mrs. Helen Friday Taylor of Lake Charles, La., and the late Dr. Joe Gray Taylor, and Mrs. Deola Johnson Guillory of Lake Charles and the late Mr. Wilfred Guillory.

Katherine Patricia Taylor of Pass Christian attends the University of Mississippi. She is majoring in political science/pre law and is a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority, French Club and Catholic Campus Ministry. Katherine is the daughter of Dr. Elizabeth Schmidt Taylor and Dr. Jeffery Young Taylor. Her grandparents are Dr. and Mrs. Frank Lamar Schmidt of Pass Christian and Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Alton Taylor of Kosciusko.

Rachel Diane Wilkinson of Pascagoula attends the University of Mississippi. She is majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry and is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. Rachel is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wayne Wilkinson. Her grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Larry Corwin of Driftwood, Texas, and Mrs. Clarence Alton Wilkinson of Pascagoula and the late Mr. Clarence Alton Wilkinson.

Madeleine Claire Young of Pass Christian attends the University of Mississippi. She is a Provost Scholar majoring in communication science and disorders and is a member of Alpha Phi International Fraternity and Young Life Student Ministries. Madeleine is the daughter of Maj. and Mrs. Charles Allan Young Sr. Her grandparents are Mrs. William Waller Young Jr. of Pass Christian and the late Lt. Col. William Waller Young Jr., and the late Mrs. Ruth Arends Carlson and the late Mr. Alben Carlson, both of Bay St. Louis.

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