Emery said Alpha Kappa Alpha boasts a membership of more than 170,000 women in the United States, the Caribbean, Europe and Africa. “The goal of the debutante cotillion is to help young ladies in our community develop strong values, leadership skills, and encourage high scholastic achievement and social graces so that they will become productive citizens in the future,” Emery said. “We hope that these young ladies would reflect 30 years from now and feel that being a debutante was one of the fondest memories of their coming into adulthood.” [email protected] (661) 267-7802 LANCASTER About 30 members of local sorority Chi Kappa Omega participated in Saturday’s Mother and Daughter Appreciation Tea at the California Teacher’s Association office. The event was part of debutante season, which concludes with a black-tie cotillion gala at 6p.m. March24 at the John P. Eliopulos Hellenic Center at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds. Chi Kappa Omega is a chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, a group geared toward college-oriented women that promotes leadership and encourages public service, said Katrina Emery, president of the local chapter. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!