At its annual coffee, held this year in the waterfront home of Bill and Corrie Stover, the St. Petersburg Debutante Club introduced the 18 young women who will be featured at its Presentation Ball in December. Brooke Nelson is the club's 2014 president.
As a community service project, the group will help young children who are served by the Barth Syndrome Foundation with crafts activities. The organization serves boys who have Barth syndrome, a congenital heart condition.
The debs, their parents and schools, are:
Caylee Ann Biddison, daughter of Richard Palmer Biddison and Marcie Abell Biddison, a finance major at the University of Central Florida.
Whitlee Ann Biddison, daughter of Richard Palmer Biddison and Marcie Abell Biddison, occupational therapy, Florida State University.
Vanessa Cunha Bundschu, daughter of Drs. Richard Haas Bundschu and Claudia Cunha Bundschu, motion design, Ringling College of Arts and Design.
Leigh Alden Buttner, daughter of William Allen Buttner and Martha Mann Buttner, sports management and psychology, University of Tampa.
Katelyn Carroll Degnan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James John Degnan III, business administration, Washington and Lee University.
Virginia Keaton Green, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Miles Tyler Green, business administration and English, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Mary Margaret Hellier, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Lupton Hellier Jr., public policy, Duke University.
Rosslyn Holland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Troy Whitehurst Holland, game design, Savannah College of Art and Design.
Olivia Fleury Keegan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Patrick Keegan, biology and music, Flagler College.
Carrington Jean Kilgroe, daughter of Solomon Matthews Kilgroe and Carrie Bernthal Kilgroe, entrepreneurship, Florida State University.
Clare Ashlyn McQueen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Battle McQueen, art history, University of Florida.
Nicole Carol McQuillen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Michael McQuillen, business administration, University of Florida.
Samantha Amy Moench, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Scott Moench, psychology, Washington and Lee University.
Morgan Elle Orobello, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Peter Orobello, biology and pre-medicine, University of Georgia.
Kelsey Frances Riordan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Francis Riordan, science, technology, engineering and mathematics, University of Florida.
Alexis Danielle Rosenthal, daughter of Drs. Andrew and Sandra Rosenthal, public and international affairs, Princeton University.
Brooke Alexander Tanner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Finley Tanner Jr., early childhood education, Georgia Southern University.
Caroline Harris Wallace, daughter of Thomas Rudy Wallace and Susan Harris Wallace, political science, University of Pennsylvania.