Tyeisha Blake crowned at 2007 Paris Debutante Ball
For a while last month, I thought about renaming this website Paris South Blog. Every post seemed to revolve around my hometown of Paris, Texas and the national media attention that the town was receiving.
While everyone else moved on to Imus and other matters, Parisians (not Parisites), are left to restore the community, its residents and especially its children. As such, I'll be posting stories out of Paris from time to time.
Last weekend the 17th Annual Paris Debutante Ball was held at the Paris Junior College Ballroom. There were 10 young African-American women who were "introduced to society" at the event. The evening culminated with Ms. Tyeisha Blake being crowned Miss Deb 2007.
Tyeisha is the daughter of David and Alfreda Green, and is a senior at Paris High School. She has participated in marching and concert band, color guard and French Club. She worships at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and credits the congregation there for helping her to realize how she can use her God-given talents to serve others. After graduation, she plans to attend Paris Junior College for a year before transferring to a 4-year institution to pursue a degree in Deaf Education.
There were over 250 parents, friends, and supporters who attended this year's Debutante Ball. Last year, over $20,000 in scholarships were awarded to the participants. Congratulations to all the young ladies who participated, their parents, and especially the Paris Debs Committee who logs many, many hours each year to produce the Ball.
2007 Paris Debs