■ The Lexington Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. held its biannual Debutante Scholarship Ball on April 10.
The Lexington Civic Center Bluegrass Ballroom was the stage for 18 area high school students and their escorts to be presented to family, friends and guests. The group also performed a waltz choreographed by William Paris. More than $16,000 in scholarships were awarded to the debutantes. The Debutante Ball Program has been a tradition since 1962.
The 2010 debutante participants included: Ashanti Hall, a junior at Henry Clay High School, daughter of Chiquita Shields and Frank Hall. Hall was crowned Miss Debutante 2010.
Others were: Veronica Brown, a junior at Bryan Station High School, daughter of Bernard R. and Bonnie Brown; Sarah Coyle, a senior at Henry Clay, daughter of Jannifer Rankin and Anthony Coyle; Jessica Crutcher, a senior at Henry Clay, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nico Railey-Pace and Jesse Crutcher. Dawn Dailey, a senior at Bryan Station, daughter of Michael and Tanya Dailey; Megan Dawson, a senior at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, daughter of Patricia Horton and the late Preston Dawson; Desiree Dixon, a senior at Paul Laurence Dunbar, daughter of Valerie Dixon and Wendell Dixon; Dayneisha Edwards, a junior at Henry Clay, daughter of Kevin Burnette and Tonya Aglo; Kinya Embry, a junior at George Rogers Clark, daughter of Angela Embry and David Israel; LaShayla Holmes, a junior at Bryan Station, daughter of Melissa Hagans and Debra Holmes; Shaiya Ingram, a junior at Bryan Station, daughter of Bobbie Mobley and Ronnie Ingram Jr.; Kelsee Jackson, a junior at Henry Clay, daughter of Rodney Jackson and Mavis Jackson; Lindsay Kavanaugh, a senior at Bryan Station, daughter of Lief Kavanaugh and Dana Kavanaugh; Jordan Kavanaugh, a junior at Lafayette High School, daughter of Monique Gilliam and Lonnie Kavanaugh; Calae Lewis, a junior at Tates Creek High School, daughter of Richard and Joyce Higgins; Heaven Penney, a senior at Henry Clay, daughter of Arty Penney Jr. and Ahenewa El-Amin; JaNae Reynolds, a senior at Lafayette, daughter of Steven L. and LaTosha S. Reynolds; and Kennye Smith, a senior at Paul Laurence Dunbar, daughter of Kenneth Smith and the late Rosalyn Smith.
■ The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government's Summer Youth Employment Program is seeking work sites that will give youth an opportunity to explore career interests and receive hands-on training. The program operates July 4-30. Any business or organization interested in participating should attend an employer orientation May 26 from 3-5 p.m. in the Phoenix Building, 101 Vine Street. For information: (859) 246-4300.
■ Alexander Wade, a senior at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, is the 2010 recipient of the four-year, $20,000 Fayette County Farm Bureau Gillian Barton Memorial Scholarship. He is a student in the MSTC (Math, Science and Technology Center) program at Dunbar and the son of Charles and Catherine Wade.
Graham Tucker, a senior at Henry Clay High School, is the recipient of the the four-year, $20,000 Fayette County Farm Bureau Scholarship. He is the son of John and Linda Tucker.
Taryn Bunch is the 2010 recipient of Fayette County Farm Bureau's first two-year, $2,500 Fayette County Farm Bureau Vocational/ Technical Scholarship. She is a senior at Dunbar and attends Eastside Technical Center.
■ The Mary Todd Lincoln House will offer a guided tour of downtown Lexington locations relevant to Lincoln family history, Lexington history and African-American history on June 2. The 2.5-mile "Lincoln's Lexington" walking tour begins at 6 p.m. Cost: $5 for Kentucky Museum Preservation Foundation KMPF members; $7 non-members. Reservations, (859) 233-9999.