Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is the oldest Greek organization established for African American women.
Based on community service, stewardship and sisterhood, Alpha Kappa Alpha has served the community for over 100 years with diligence and pride.
Members of this illustrious sorority are committed to cultivating and encouraging high scholastic and ethical standards; promoting unity and friendship; alleviating social issues that affect girls and women; maintaining a progressive interest in academic achievements; and unselfishly serving all mankind.
In an effort to preserve the spirit of Alpha Kappa Alpha, the Upsilon Omega Omega Chapter held its bi-annual Emeralds of Excellence Debutante Grand Ball on Saturday, June 9.
Two of the participating debutantes were: Jasmine MarNette Brooks and Alana Charnice Rabb.
Both Brooks and Rabb, who are cousins, are rising seniors at Fairfield Central High School.
Brooks is the daughter of Gregory and Marilyn Butler of Jenkinsville, and Daryl Books.
Her maternal grandparents are Melvin and Frances Goree.
Rabb is the daughter of Paul LeDell Rabb and Veronica Wilson Rabb of Jenkinsville.
Her maternal grandmother is Ida Wilson of Englewood, N.J. and her paternal grandparents are the late Paul and Bernice Rabb.
Alana’s godparents are Silas Dewalt, Jr., Beverly Rabb Grier and Renee Rabb Martin.