LaGrange Cotillion Club Presents 13 – LaGrange Daily News

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Another year presented another opportunity for the LaGrange Cotillion Club to feature several ladies in society at its grand ball in December.

Established in 1927 by its first president, Mrs. Liz Rake Straw, the LaGrange Cotillion Club strives to ensure that its members become successful women not only in their community, but also in other communities across the country.

Each year, the LaGrange Cotillion Club participates in a service project to improve the community. This year, the LaGrange Cotillion Club volunteered at the First Choice Women’s Center where they held a coat drive. Coats were donated to the LaGrange Clothing Center on Ridley Ave. They also helped wrap bags of Meals on Wheels snacks and Christmas gifts to First Presbyterian Church for local homeless people. This year, the club featured 13 ladies who underwent the social etiquette experiment:

MALONE ALDRIDGE

Miss Malone Madison Aldridge is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Madison Spence Aldridge and was introduced by her father. She is the granddaughter of Mr. Terry Aldridge and Mrs. Carol Cadenhead. Aldridge graduated from LaGrange High School and was a softball and college football player for four years, a member of Student Council, National Honor Society, Senior Homecoming Court, Senior Spotlight, Senior Superlative, and Young Life.

Aldridge is currently a freshman at Georgia Highlands College majoring in dental hygiene. At Georgia Highlands, she plays varsity softball. Matthew William Morgan was Aldridge’s escort.

ARP ALLY

Miss Ally Francis Arp is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Daniel Luther Arp and was introduced by her father. She is the granddaughter of Mr. Irvin Ralph Thomas, the late Mrs. Mildred Pitt Thomas, the late Mr. Marion George Arp and the late Mrs. Carol Wise Arp.

Arp is a graduate of LaGrange High School and was a four-year member of Varsity Golf and Cheer, Class Secretary, National Honors Society, Elite Talent Competitive Dance Team, and served as a Senior Reunion Court Representative. Arp is currently a freshman majoring in finance at the University of North Georgia. Grant Hall Stribling was Arp’s escort.

CHLOE DAGENHART

Miss Chloe Baker Dagenhart is the daughter of Mrs Melissa Lillian Kraatz and was introduced by her brother, Richard Zachary Dagenhart. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Gwen Kraatz and the late Richard Kraatz.

Dagenhart graduated from LaGrange High School and was a member of the Circle of Friends, Service Club, Cross Country, Red Cross, Chorus and LHS Diamond Dolls. Dagenhart is currently a freshman majoring in elementary education at Georgia Southern University and a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Layton Harris Payne was Dagenhart’s escort.

Louise DODSON

Miss Louise Olivia Dodson is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Jon Carl Dodson and was introduced by her father. She is the granddaughter of Mr. Bobby Reent Gruben, the late Mrs. Ellen Louise Shelburne Gruben, Mrs. Donna Maria Kinast Dodson and the late Colonel Carl Eugene “Tucker” Dodson. Louise graduated from LaGrange High School. She was a valedictorian and a Distinguished Honor graduate and was a member of the National Honors Society, LaGrange Youth Council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Foreign Language Club, Service Club, Varsity Tennis, and Varsity Track and Field. . Louise is currently a freshman biology student on the pre-med track at the University of Alabama and is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority, Beat Auburn Beat Hunger Administrative Team for the Center Service and Leadership, Freshman Forum, UA Dance Marathon Miracle Maker, Club Tennis, Society of Women in Medicine and Campus Outreach. Judson Waters was Dodson’s escort.

ELLA EILAND

Miss Ella Grace Eiland is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Edgar Givhan Eiland and was introduced by her father. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Mary Svingen Gorrell, Mrs. Susan Givhan Hall, the late Dr. Stanley W. Hall, Jr. and Mr. William Howard Eiland. Eiland is a graduate of LaGrange High School and has served as freshman, sophomore, and senior class president, student council president, LaGrange City Youth Council representative, varsity tennis member, and award recipient. Granger, National Honor Society Fellow, National Technical Honor Society Fellow. and recipient of a 2021 Rotary Club Scholarship. Eiland is currently a freshman majoring in Commerce at the University of Georgia.

Baker Seth Skinner was Eiland’s escort for the evening.

ISABEL CHASE

Miss Isabelle Olivia Hunt is the daughter of Mr James Robert Hunt and Mrs Holly Hunnicutt Hunt and was introduced by her father. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Darlene Hunnicutt, Mr. and Mrs. Jim and Robyne Hunnicutt, the late Isabelle Hunt and the late John Hunt.

Hunt graduated from LaGrange High School and served as an annual staff member and participated in the European Study Abroad Program. Hunt is currently a freshman majoring in marine biology at the College of Charleston. Maxwell Hunnicutt Hunt was Hunt’s escort.

MYAH KUHN

Miss Myah Kuhn is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Kenneth Carns Kuhn and was introduced by her father. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Susan Milan, the late Mr. George Milan, Mrs. Karen Kuhn and the late Mr. Edward Kuhn. Kuhn graduated from LaGrange High School and served as vice president and class president, member of service club, competition and cheerleading, football, swimming, circle of friends and was a reunion representative. Kuhn is currently a freshman civil engineer at Kennesaw State University.

She is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineering, Undergraduate Research Club, CRU Bible Group and Concrete Canoe Team. Andrew Robert Gay III was Kuhn’s escort.

MACKENZIE MITCHELL

Miss Mackenzie Kay Mitchell is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Timothy James Mitchell and was introduced by her father. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Duane Heinje, Mrs. Barbara Sue Mitchell and the late Mr. Christopher James Mitchell. Mackenzie is a graduate of LaGrange High School and has been a member of the National Honors Society, National Technical Honor Society, LaGrange Youth Council, Chorus, Service Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Circle of Friends, Foreign Language Club, Lafayette Ballet Company, Elite Talent Competition Dance Team and First United Methodist Church of LaGrange Youth Group. Mitchell is currently a freshman majoring in exercise and sports science at the University of Georgia and is a member of Freshley, Extra Special People, and College Life. Jackie Lamar Morman III was Mitchell’s escort.

CHLOE MORMAN

Miss Chloe Gallagher Morman is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Bradley Christopher Morman and was introduced by her father.

She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Debra Jayne Gallagher, Mr. Dale Allen Goorskey and Mr. and Mrs. Jackie Lamar Morman. Morman is a graduate of LaGrange High School and has served as president of the Service Club, First Runner Up Homecoming Queen, member of Varsity cross country, track and spirit cheerleading, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Circle of Friends and National Honor Society.

Morman is currently a freshman at the University of Georgia majoring in criminal justice. Rivers Dean Partin was Chloe’s escort.

ANNIE PAULEY

Miss Annie Laura Pauley is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Michael Wayne Pauley and was introduced by her father.

She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. Harold Loyd and Mrs. Josephine Johnson Loyd, Mrs. Mary Olinger Pauley and the late Mr. Ronald Pauley. Pauley graduated from LaGrange High School and was a member of LaGrange High School Tennis, Football Cheerleading, Drama, Chorus, Student Council, National Honors Society, Distinguished Honor Graduate and Miss LaGrange High School. Pauley is currently a freshman at Auburn University majoring in Communication Disorders (Pre-Oral Pathology) and is a member of Chi Omega sorority and the Grace Auburn Church Worship Team. Nathan Andrew Fritchley was Pauley’s escort.

ISABEL SANCHEZ

Miss Isabella Kai Sanchez is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert O’Donovan Sanchez and was introduced by her father.

She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Westle Salter and Mr. and Mrs. Philip Sanchez. Sanchez is a graduate of LaGrange High School and has served as a Service Club Member, National Technical Honor Society, Chorus, LaGrange High School Competition and Spirit Cheerleading, Varsity Track Team, Varsity Swim Team, Drama Club, Elite Talent Competition Dance Member, Thinc Deca and member of the First United Methodist Church of LaGrange. Sanchez is currently a freshman at Kennesaw State University majoring in sports management and is a member of Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority. William Crawford Alford was Sanchez’s escort.

MARY SMITH

Miss Mary Frances Smith is the daughter of Mr and Mrs James Sykes Smith and was presented this evening by her father. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Mary Carroll Bassett, the late Mr. Eddie B. Bassett Jr., Mr. Gordon Mills Smith Sr and the late Mrs. Martha Pope Smith. Smith is a graduate of Springwood School and has served as a Yearbook Staff Member, Cheerleading, Football Team Captain, Leo Club Member, Class Secretary, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and LaGrange Youth Council Historian.

Smith is currently a freshman at the University of Mississippi majoring in visual journalism and is a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. William Chesley Malone Allred was Smith’s escort.

Amy West

Miss Amy Lauren West is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Kevin Donald West and was introduced by her father. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Rosemary Wilson, the late Mr. Norman Floyd Wilson, Mr. Keith Donald West and Mrs. Marjorie Mary West.

West graduated from LaGrange High School and was a member of the LaGrange High School Service Club, Drama Club, Chorus, and Lafayette Ballet Company. West is currently a freshman at Brigham Young University, studying to become a speech pathologist. Jackson Phillips Everett was West’s escort.

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