Congratulations to Senior Amanda Mack who was chosen as one of twenty girls selected from seven New Jersey counties to participate in the prestigious 2019 Debutante Leadership Program! This notable program has been offered every other year for the past 27 years, by invitation only, to outstanding high school junior and senior girls who have demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to community service.

Debutantes participate in educational, cultural, social, and community service activities, and complete weeks of dance rehearsals with their escorts and fathers. The culmination of the ten-month program took place at the illustrious14th Biennial Emerald and Ivory Debutante Cotillion on December 8. 

Amanda learned about the program through her participation in Jack and Jill of America where many of the mothers in the chapter are also Essex County Links members. In addition to preparing for the event, Amanda and her fellow participants attended an etiquette session, participated in a Women to Women initiative which sponsored a woman from the Congo, and collected toiletries and sanitary products to support victims of domestic violence.