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2023-2024 Emeralds of Excellence Debutante Application

Emeralds of Excellence Page imageEmeralds of Excellence are young ladies who exemplify poise, leadership and respect within their schools and communities. During the debutante season, young ladies have the opportunity to engage in various workshops and activities that will encourage future success.


  • Classified as a high school junior or senior as of Fall 2023.
  • Possess a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 (C+) or better on a four-point scale.
  • Exhibit high moral and ethical standards.
  • Pay a $400 program fee by Sunday, August 27, 2023.
  • Raise a minimum of $1,500 through individual fundraising efforts throughout the course of the program.  These include, but are not limited to, recruiting sponsors for the souvenir booklet.
  • Select a reliable young male escort (ages 16-19) and an adult male escort (father or father-figure) for the final cotillion.


  • Applications must be submitted by Sunday, June 11, 2023.  Late packets will not be reviewed.
  • For more information and to apply, click here.

For additional questions or sponsorships, please contact the program chairperson, Sierra Youngblood, at

P.O. Box 2012       
Irmo, SC 29063

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