It was in 1994, a good twenty years since Fil-Am was formed, that the idea of recognizing our young accomplished Filipino-American ladies and presenting them to the growing Filipino-American society in Greater Atlanta came to mind. 1994 Fil-Am President Gloria Sabiniano as producer with Didi O’Connor, the director and choreographer initiated what came to be a special occasion, the Fil-Am Debutantes ball, an “Atlanta Fil-Am tradition”.

 

Twenty-four years have gone by, 8 Debutantes’ Balls and a total of 69 debutantes. They have moved on with their lives bringing with them fond memories of that wonderful moment in their young lives. They met and bonded with other girls like them full of dreams to fulfill. Some have married and have wonderful lives with their young families, and some have gone on to discover “her place in this world”. But whatever they may be now they will always treasure those months of hard work and bonding that led to the big night, the Debutantes’ Ball.

1994 President: Gloria Sabiniano

Michelle Janice Atuan, Donna Marie Caranto, Ann Kristine Del Rosario, Karen Agnes De Mesa,

Janet Tactay Minano, Corinne Lee Rollolazo, Hester Kay Sabiniano, Genevieve Medina Vidanes,

Dawn Crawmer Villanueva, Abigail Anne Zapata

 

1997 President: Nenette Guerrero

Kathleen May Theresa Canlas, Joahanne Zita Cayanan, Rachel Jessica De Gracia, Nichole Danyiel Elliott,

Maria Christina Hagler, Lady Christiane Jaramillo, Joyce Minano, Nitcelle Bedro Namgeanfar,

Christina Vinluan, Danielle Helen Watson

 

2000 President: Linda Agustin

Lisa Aguilar, Wilma Alfelor, Maria Cristina Baccay, Maria Elleanor Baccay, Barbara Caranto,

Ashley Culverson, Irene De La Concha, Tiffany Elliott, Kim Librojo, Eileen Pascual,

Pauline Fernandez Pellicer, Valerie Prosianos

 

2003 President: Nene Salgado

Jamie Joyce Alberto, Mia Burns, Cindy Ann Caranto, Christinne De Los Reyes, Brittney Elliott,

Melissa Therese Estacio, Pria Margarita Faraon, Jihan Soraya Kamalvand, Jennifer Dawn Petty, Stacey May Sado, Lauren Nichole Soriano

 

2006 President: Jim Hiett

Tristin Amber Blackburn, Barbie Courtney Dye, Angelie De Gracia Ella, Jassey Kris Hilotin,

Ariel Lee Johnson, Rochelle Castro Ocampo, Katrina McIntosh Zimmerman

 

2009 President: Marites Pellicer

Nicole Blanco, Monica Chokshi, Elizabeth Coe, Nicole Flores, Rissa Gacusan, Jennofer Hilotin,

Kimberly O’Brien

 

2013 President: Elsie Vidanes

Loren Ofel Cielo, Kaitlyn Elizabeth Davis, Nicole Victoria De Los Reyes, Pia Marie Manacop,

Mailin Estrella Simmons

 

2017 President: Lilia Hagler

Michelle Teresa Dulog, Sheena Dee Erickson, Alexis Makayla Langham, Kylene Meredith Mackey, Shereen Jordan Ragheb, Nellie Kristine Turner

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