Junior Cotillion Going Strong

Junior Cotillion Going Strong

Director receives several awards.

Marilyn Wellington, director of the National League of Junior Cotillions, Alexandria and Hayfield Chapters, recently received three awards from the National Headquarters. The awards presented to her were the President’s Award of Excellence, The Ambassador Award (for introducing three new directors to the program) and the Most Growth in One Year Award.

The National League of Junior Cotillions (NLJC), a program of etiquette, character education, patriotism and social dance training for middle school students, is currently in over 30 states, and has more than 140 directors and over 300 chapters nationwide.

“We are proud to have Marilyn representing this very valuable program to our nation’s youth,” said Anne Winters, National Director. “Not every director receives an award — only the most outstanding directors were chosen. This program is making a positive impact on students across the nations and we are delighted to know that more young people in Virginia have the opportunity for this vital training.”

Wellington received special recognition for her excellence in providing students with the skills that will benefit them throughout their lives. Since she started operating the Alexandria chapter 10 years ago, more than 2,000 students have graduated from the program. The fall program started last month and is held at the Mount Vernon Country Club. This past year, Wellington also helped to establish the Fairfax, Loudoun County West and Loudoun County East chapters.

The national program was founded in 1979, and continues to provide training for thousands of students each year. National offices are located in Charlotte, N. C. For more information about the local program, call 703-780-9781.