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Pledge of abstinence ceremony set for 40 Mid-South girls

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Forty girls from throughout the Mid-South will receive a charge to remain abstinent from sexual and substance abuse behaviors during the inaugural Promise Ball Oath Ceremony & Ring Presentation at the Cook Convention Center on Sunday (April 21).

Pinky Promise International (PPI) is sponsoring the event, which begins at 5 p.m.

The participants – high school students in grades 9-12 – will make their pledges before a crowd expected to number about 900. Vivian Scott Chew, Intercontinental Music Executive, Founder and Principal of TimeZone International will be the keynote speaker. Chew is the wife of Ray Chew, musical director for "American Idol."

PPI promotes abstinence, faith and career-focused mentorship to girls in grades 6-12. It is a "comprehensive, educational, tiered organization created to equip girls with accurate information that lends confidence and the ability to make healthy and informed choices." The group's motto is "Abstinence, Faith & Focus."

During the Promise Ball Ceremony, PPI launch its Virginity Campaign – "Lock It Up" for girls and "Zip It Up" for boys.

Admission is $25, with tickets available by contacting Pinky Promise International at 901-483-4955 or by email at vmjohnson@pinky ­promiseinternational.org.

2013 Oath Ceremony & Ring Participation Participants

SGB President & CEO
SAPPHIRE KRISTINA BROWN
Age 18 Grade 12
Douglass High School

SGB Executive Vice President
SAPPHIRE BRAYANA ALEXANDRIA RODGERS
Age 18 Grade 12
Kirby High School

SGB Executive Secretary
SAPPHIRE CASEY JORDAN
Age 17 Grade 12
Gateway Christian School

SGB Chief Operating Officer
SAPPHIRE JADA TATE
Age Grade 11
Lausanne Collegiate School

SGB Chief Financial Officer
SAPPHIRE DANA MOORE
Age 16 Grade 10
Power Center Academy

SGB Chaplain
SAPPHIRE KENNEDY BREANNA WHITLEY
Age 16 Grade 10
White Station High School

SGB Vice President 11th Grade
SAPPHIRE ALEXIS MARIE JOHNSON
Age 17 Grade 11
Germantown High School

SGB Vice President 10th Grade
SAPPHIRE IESSHIA THOMAS
Age 15 Grade 10
Ridgeway High School

SGB Vice President 9th Grade
SAPPHIRE SIMONE ALYSE MAE GOLDEN
Age 14 Grade 9
Bowie Reading & Learning Center

SGB Secretary 11th Grade
SAPPHIRE ANTONIA WATTS
Age: 17 Grade 11
Germantown High School

SGB Secretary 10th Grade
SAPPHIRE VICTORIA NICHOLE NEWSOM
Age 16 Grade 10
Cordova High School

SGB Secretary 9th Grade
SAPPHIRE TENESHA POLLION
Age: 14 Grade: 9
Douglass High School

SGB Chief Committees Liaison
SAPPHIRE BROOKE ALEXANDRIA WOODS
Age 18 Grade 12
Whitehaven High School

SAPPHIRE LESLIE PEYTON BEASLEY
Age 15 Grade 10
White Station High School

SAPPHIRE CRISTIANA ARYELLE BONDS
Age: 14 Grade: 9
Southwind High School

SAPPHIRE KEANDRIA CRAFT
Age: 17 Grade: 11
Whitehaven High School

SAPPHIRE KRYSTAL DANSBERRY
Age: 14 Grade: 8
Georgian Hills Middle School

SAPPHIRE JASMAINE NICOLE DEAN
Age: 16 Grade: 11
Germantown High School

SAPPHIRE ALEXIS DORTCH
Age: 16 Grade: 11
Overton High School

SAPPHIRE JACQUETTE LASHELL EDWARDS
Age: 17 Grade: 11
Germantown High School

SAPPHIRE NAUDIA DOMINQUE GOODMAN
Age: 15 Grade: 10
Gateway Christian Schools

SAPPHIRE TAYLOR LEEANN GOODMAN
Age: 16 Grade 10
Gateway Christian Schools

SAPPHIRE MAYA RAYCHELLE HILL
Age: 16 Grade: 11
Harding Academy of Memphis

SAPPHIRE SIMONE ROCHON HOLLIDAY
Age: 16 Grade: 11
Houston High School

SAPPHIRE JAYLEN JUBRILL JONES
Age: 16 Grade: 10
Power Center Academy High School

SAPPHIRE AMINA LYONS
Age: 15 Grade: 10
Bartlett High School

SAPPHIRE ALLANA YVONNE MCGHEE
Age: 16 Grade: 11
Houston High School

SAPPHIRE CARDIESHA DE'AUNYA MORRIS
Age 14 Grade 9
Germantown High School

SAPPHIRE DANIELLE LATRICE MYLES
Age: 15 Grade: 10
Cordova High School

SAPPHIRE LAUREN PARKS
Age: 15 Grade: 9
Arlington High School

SAPPHIRE ROSALYN RICHARDSON
Age: 16 Grade: 10
Arlington High School

SAPPHIRE NIA CHENNEL RUFFIN
Age: 16 Grade: 11
Southwind High School

SAPPHIRE DAIZHA DENIDA RENEE SCOTT
Age: 16 Grade: 10
Germantown High School

SAPPHIRE INDIA SADE' SCOTT
Age: 16 Grade: 10
Germantown High School

SAPPHIRE CARLYN TABRELLE TATE
Age: 16 Grade: 10
St. Benedict of Auburndale

SAPPHIRE ALEXIS CHERICE TAYLOR
Age: 16 Grade: 11
Collierville High School

SAPPHIRE KIAHNNA TYSON
Age: 13 Grade: 8
Highland Oak Middle School

SAPPHIRE MARIAH WEST
Age: 16 Grade: 11
Home Life Academy

SAPPHIRE MORGAN MICHELLE WESTBROOK
Age: 16 Grade: 11
Briarcrest Christian School

SAPPHIRE TAMIAH KARYNTON WILLIAMS
Age: 15 Grade: 10
Whitehven High School