Dearborn - The 53rd annual Hungarian White Rose Debutant Ball awarded
TWO college scholarships on Saturday Feb 5, 2011. The annual Debutant Ball
which is held the first Saturday of every February usually awards one
college scholarship to a student of Hungarian descent pursuing a fine arts
But this year the applicants were so talented the club decided to bestow
the award to two deserving students. Justin Rito, an accomplished pianist
and composer from Mount Pleasant and Max Geissler, a talented chellist
attending U of M in Ann Arbor were both winners. The winners performed at
the ball and wowed the crowd.
The ball also introduced five young debutants into Hungarian society. Alexis
Enyedy lives in Beverly Hills and attends Groves High School in Birmingham,
Haley Feher attends Livonia Stevenson HS, Veronica Kontos attends Anderson
High School in Southgate, Nicole Kovach attends Milford High and Lillian
Mihalak attends Lake Orion High School. The debutants and their escorts
performed the Palotas, a traditional Hungarian royal court dance prior to
their introduction. The music was provided by Harmonia, band music from the
heart of Europe.
This years Honary Chairperson was Linda Enyedy. Linda was honored for her
lifetime commitment to the advancement of Hungarian culture. Linda was one
of the co-founders of Dancers Hungaria, and has been teaching Hungarian
dance for many years.
Linda also started the only zither group in North America. She has been
instrumental in almost everything Hungarian that happens in Michigan- from
cultural displays to providing Hungarian expertise and extras to the film
Linda has also taught the Palotos to the debs and their escorts for over 30
years. The ball was a huge success and we invite the community to enjoy the
festivities with us next year.