For more than 40 years, a community celebration has been held to culminate a yearlong series of parties, teas, and special events held in honor of Slidell debutantes. The 41st Le Cotillion Presentation Ball was held Saturday (Jan. 6) at the Northshore Harbor Center, with 10 debutantes earning applause in Slidell.
Le Cotillion is a North Shore social organization devoted to presenting daughters, granddaughters and nieces of members who are high school graduates through college seniors. Governing the Le Cotillion Board of Directors are Karen Smith, president; Deni Black, vice president; Dawn Harkins, recording secretary; Laine Gambrell, corresponding secretary; Debra Derham, treasurer; Sabrina Audibert, member at large; Ginny Kamath, President’s Council; Rita Boggan and Hilary Toups, ball co-chairwomen.
The debutantes presented were:
Reagan Elizabeth Berault is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Gregory Louis Berault. Reagan, whose mother is the former Stephanie Hunter, is a freshman at LSU majoring in pre-med. She is a member of Delta Gamma Sorority, Global Brigades and Alpha Epsilon Delta pre-professional honor society. Reagan was a 2017 honors graduate of Northshore High School.
Mary Grace Burkes is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sean McDonald Burkes. Mary Grace, whose mother is the former Nicole Guilott, is a freshman at University of Louisiana – Lafayette majoring in industrial design. She is a member of Phi Mu sorority and is working at the UREC as well as coaching youth soccer. Mary Grace graduated from Northshore High School in 2017 where she was salutatorian.
Kristen Michelle Delhom is the niece of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Wayne Taylor. Kristen, whose mother is the former Karen Taylor, is a freshman at the University of Louisiana – Lafayette majoring in nursing. She is involved in intramural sports and a recipient of a Chamber of Commerce scholarship. Kristen is a 2017 graduate of Northshore High School.
Katie Elizabeth Dicke is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Elmer Dicke. Katie, whose mother is the former Diane Dobbs, is a sophomore at the University of Louisiana – Lafayette majoring in nursing. She is a member of Phi Mu Sorority, Alpha Sigma and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor society. She was named to the Deans List for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. Katie is a 2016 graduate of Northshore High School.
Emily Grace Dubuisson is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Troy Steven Dubuisson. Emily, whose mother is the former Dawn Martin, is a freshman at LSU majoring in pre-med where she is a member of Delta Zeta sorority. Emily was Northshore High School’s 2017 valedictorian and was named Miss Northshore High School.
Andie Henkels Flanigan is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald William Flanigan. Andie, whose mother is the former Debra Kay Henkels, is a sophomore at LSU majoring in computer science. She is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority and is the 2017 presiding officer for the conference on National Affairs. Andie is a 2016 graduate of Mandeville High…