The Debutante Program of Sarasota and Manatee Counties is designed to recognize the notable young women who excel academically, socially and morally. The program celebrates the accomplishments of young women embarking on their senior year of high school in a family fun way.
The first Debutante Ball was in 1981, and since that time more than 400 young women, have successfully participated in the program. This year there are 25 debutantes, three of which are from Manatee County. The purpose of the program is to foster social and cultural awareness in a select group of young women to benefit this or any future community in which she will reside.
To date, the program has raised more than $800,000 for the youth programs of the Sarasota Orchestra.
Manatee County debutantes are:
Sarah Noel Davis, the daughter of Christopher and Alana Davis of Bradenton, attends Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School.
Elizabeth "Eliza" Fedora Espy, the daughter of Lee and Marlo Lane of Bradenton, attends Braden River High School.
Cassandra Ann Zec, the daughter of Nicholas and Vicki Zec of Bradenton, attends Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School.
For more information on the Debutantes and the program visit SRQDebutantes.com.