Zeta Phi Beta Bradenton/Sarasota chapter holds annual brunch
On March 16, the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.'s Gamma Rho Zeta chapter of Manatee/Sarasota counties along with the chapter's charitable arm Five Pearls of Excellence, held their 65th annual Finer Womanhood Brunch at the Courtyard by Marriott Bradenton Riverfront.
Honorees for this event included Lee Hardy, a community volunteer, for Manatee County Woman of the Year, and Dr. Rachel Shelley, principal of Booker High School, for Sarasota County Woman of the Year.
Various eighth grade youth were also recognized for their outstanding achievements, including Keshawyn Williams of Braden River Middle School, Keianna Hawthorne of Johnson Middle School, Angelique Ayoade of King Middle School, and Hordrice Graham of PALS Team Success.
This year, the Gamma Rho Zeta chapter honored Deborah Stevenson, an educator in Manatee County as Zeta of the Year; Susan Stubbs, owner of Stubbs Family Child Care Home as Amicae of the Year; Immani Mays, a senior at Palmetto High School, as Archonette of the Year; Da'niya Sailes, student at Tillman Elementary, as Amicette of the Year; and Danyelle Sailes, student at Tillman Elementary, as Pearlette of the Year.