Thirty-six newly honored Debutantes and 29 Young Men of Distinction took their first walk down the Yellow Brick Road Sunday, beginning their year-long journey as honorees, culminating in the 51st Le Bal de Ballet, themed The Emerald City. (List of honorees at the bottom of this post)
These distinguished seniors represent 15 different schools, from Metro Denver, Vail, Niwot, Rock Canyon, Fountain Valley and Atlanta. They met for the first time Sunday during the Announcement Reception at Columbine Country Club.
“It was a honor and a privilege to bring together these outstanding honorees and their amazing parents,” says Julie Bearup, chair of the The Emerald City. “It was a perfect evening to begin this year of celebration.”
The 65 honorees are accomplished in academics, sports, music, theater, leadership and philanthropy.
Many students are National Honor Society members. Some are entrepreneurs, with their own investment clubs and businesses. Others are nationally- and internationally recognized as ballet dancers, equestrians, tennis players and more. They are skilled in speech and debate and participate in mock trials. There are singers, musicians and a member of high school marching band. All the honorees participate in philanthropic activities both here and abroad.
Each debutante received a red rose tied with a green ribbon, in keeping with the The Emerald City theme. All honorees received Wizard of Oz cookies and a 50th anniversary edition of The Wizard of Oz book.
Honorees will enjoy a full schedule of social events throughout the year before their presentation on June 15, 2019 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Dinner and dancing at the Hyatt Denver Convention Center will follow.
All proceeds from Le Bal de Ballet go toward funding the Denver Ballet Guild’s philanthropic activities.
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