Youth Participants Recognized

posted 4/3/20 -- Two participants in LCCAA’s Youth Services Program were among the 11 debutantes presented at the Third Annual Vision of Beauty Cotillion sponsored by the Lorain County Section of National Council Negro Women Inc.

Nia Noble (third from left) and Hannah Banks (second from right) have participated in LCCAA’s youth program working in the bike shop, visiting colleges, organizing the Care Cupboard and more. Banks plans to return to the program this summer. She is the daughter of Chris and Falana Banks of Lorain and a senior at Marion Steele High School in Amherst. Noble is a senior at Elyria High School and the daughter of Nancy Noble.

The cotillion is the culmination of eight months of work from the seniors. They attend multiple workshops and community service projects. For this event, they learn how to waltz, and dance both with their father and then with the men who escorted them.

Cotillion committee member Regan Phillips said it's a countywide project. The organization members send an invitation to all African American high school senior girls. This year, students from Elyria, Lorain, Amherst and Clearview were represented.

Photo from Chronicle Telegram