ST. PAUL, Minn. (Jan. 15, 2015) — The Fil-Minnesotan Association (FMA) proudly announces the presentation of six lovely Debutantes and their Escorts at its Annual Debutantes’ Ball on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at the Hilton Airport Hotel in Bloomington.
A genteel celebration of culture, this event is also a reflection of the accomplishments of these young Filipino women, and their arrival into adult society, done with elegance and formality.
For the young women, it is a moment never to be forgotten. For the young men, it is a memorable participation in a coming-of-age celebration in the cultural tradition of the Filipino people, reflecting a part of their heritage from Spain.
The Debutantes are presented by their parents or guardians, as their personal achievements are highlighted. Following the presentation, the Debutantes and their Escorts perform the “Cotillion,” a formal dance choreographed especially for them by Joy Dava, with assistant choreographers Tommy Leick and Christina Navarro.
This year’s Debutantes are Nicholle Co Nacionales, Kayla Felicia Quebral, Marielle Kristina Mateo, Danika Alanes Soberano, Bree Melange Villalba Batiller, Jessica Grace Laquisma Malong. They are escorted by John David Laquisma Malong, Sancho Luis Serrudo Lopez, Gabriel George Arcangel Amor, Alvin Cameron Villalba Batiller Jr., Emmanuel Pacunayen Arzobal, Norbert Isaac Roz Aguillon.
A competitive scholarship grant from Dr. E.G.Balcos is awarded to one deserving Debutante and one deserving escort. Recipients are chosen based on academic excellence, extra-curricular activities, leadership skills, volunteer work, and community involvement. The Fil-Minnesotan Association comprise the panel of judges presided by Lita Malicsi.
Overall, the Debutantes Ball is an event that builds character, develops confidence, and teaches collaboration. Most of all, it creates lasting friendships.
For dinner reservations, you may contact Maria Baker 612.616.1505, Jocelyn Quebral, 651.739.4416, Lita Malicsi 612.861.2397, Marivic Malic 651.808.7237, Annie Lubansky 763.754.3425. Cocktails will start at 6:00 PM, followed by dinner at 7:00 PM. Music will be provided by Paul Young Entertainment. Formal attire is requested.