The San Marino Area Chapter of National Charity League held its 56th annual Debutante Ball in the Crystal Ball Room of the Millennium Biltmore Hotel on Saturday, Dec. 22. “Treasure Every Moment” was the theme for the 2018 Debutante Season, celebrating the many philanthropic, leadership, and cultural opportunities treasured during the past six years, while also looking forward to the brilliant future that awaits these young ladies who were presented on the arms of their fathers.
The ball paid tribute to the seniors and Debutantes of the Class of 2018 who completed over 13,000 hours of service, volunteering at the various philanthropies supported by the San Marino Area Chapter of National Charity League, Inc., during their six years of membership.
NCL President Alison McCrary and ball chairs Elizabeth Karr and Maricel de Cardenas greeted guests upon their entry into the ballroom.
The highlight of the evening was the presentation of each debutante on the arm of her father as she was introduced with an acknowledgement of her accomplishments and special NCL memories. The mothers of the young women were also introduced and recognized for their dedication to the mission of NCL, which serves to foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership and cultural experiences.
The twelve debutantes are Sofia Miera, Carolyn LoCoco, Katherine Bender, Alexandria Kay-Im, Caitlyn McCall, Courtney McCall, Madeleine Hotaling, Sevyana Nikoui-Smith, Samia Nikoui-Smith, Margaret Gervais, Barbara Byrne and Emily McLane.