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7th Biennial Jabberwocky Cotillion for 19 Debutantes Presented by Prince George€s County Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Mary Wells | 5/7/2009, 1:32 a.m.


She has a brother who is a sophomore at Morehouse University in Atlanta. Both Courtney and her escort for the evening, Jamaal Powell, attend St. John College High School, in DC. She participates in the National Honor Society. During her freshman year at St. John, she received a varsity letter for track and field. Other activities include being a delegate for the People to People Student Ambassador Program. She is a member of the First Baptist Church of Glenarden.

Her college options include Spelman, Howard or Rutgers Universities and the Universities of Maryland and Pennsylvania where she plans to pursue pre-medicine as both parents are MD€s, or she plans to pursue architecture.

Runner-ups include Jillian Griffith, 1st runner-up raised $17,240; second runner-up, Candice Helton, raised $11,590 for the scholarship fund; and the third runner-up, Lauren McRae, raised over $8,200 toward the scholarship fund.

Governor Martin O€Malley of Maryland and Prince George€s County Executive Jack Johnson congratulated the young ladies through letters included in the souvenir books.

The name Jabberwocky was used by Marian G. Conover Hope of the Iota Chapter in Boston, MA in 1925 to raise money for scholarships and community projects through a musical variety show. It was an interpretation of the classic €Alice in Wonderland€ by Lewis Carroll who created the character known as Jabberwocky, who summoned all the creatures in the kingdom to perform a gala event. Thus it has evolved over 80 years as an event to raise funds for scholarships and other Delta sponsored public service projects.