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Director’s Home

National League of Junior Cotillions
Pine Belt Chapter

Welcome

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

The Greater Pine Belt Chapter 

FOR THE 2022-2023 COTILLION SEASON!!!

Join us for the Parents' Reception for the Greater Pine Belt Chapter on Wednesday, May 11

at the Historic Y Tea Room

3:30-5:30

for a come and go informational meeting and registration

428 Oak Street. 

in Downtown Laurel, MS

 


  •   PLease note  that registration is open online and go to the registration tab to complete this on this website. 


This Chapter offers classes in the  Historic Downtown City of Laurel, MS  at this time and we invite students from all of the surrounding areas in this Pine Belt area. If you are in the Hattiesburg area we offer classes in the Hattiesburg Chapter for you.

Please read the information below and we look forward to having your child in this program. If you would like you can  email us at [email protected] to be included in the invitation list to inform you of this program and details. 
 
          Remember to:  Like us on Facebook. 
             www.facebook.com/NLJCHPBC

I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO our new season.  Please remember to share this info and website with your friends and classmates. 

 We want to help you get to know what we are all about.  

NOTE:  We will offer an extra class for those that are beginning later and if you have to miss a class.  

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Registration for the 2022-2023 season is open. It is now time to register for our upcoming season! We are now registering for the Junior Cotillion Year I and Year II and Premier programs for the 2022-2023 Junior Cotillion season. To learn more about the curriculum for the Junior Cotillion and the different level cotillion programs, please visit the About tab. To register, please vist the Classes and the Registration tab.

My name is Roma Rahaim Graham, Director of this Chapter in your area. We are so proud of this program and what we offer your child. Please email your questions to our email address at [email protected] Our phone number is 601-264-7019.

We look forward to our new season and hope that you will enroll today. The Junior Cotillion setting encourages young ladies and gentlemen to be confortable together, make new friends, and enjoy themselves.

Developing Leaders is our goal.

The program is opened to Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade  boys and girls. This program is a multi-level program so your child can join us for several consecutive years. The new material each year adds to the previous year and makes each year different. The NLJC does offer The HighSchool Cotillion Club and please let us know if you are interested in this age program. To request an invitation, click on the Contact tab and give us your child's name, grade for 2022-22, school and mailing address.  We are happy to send to your child's whole group of friends if we have the names and addresses.

Please feel free to pass along this website to friends that might be interested in joining us. If you would like to go ahead and register, you can click on registration tab and then send in your registration dues to the address below in the announcements section.

Our Mission Statement To act and learn to treat others with honor, dignity and respect for better relationships with family, friends and associates and to learn and practice ballroom dance. We are dedicated to making a positive impact on young people and helping them become tomorrow's leaders.

We look forward to meeting you.

Thank you,

Roma Rahaim Graham

Director

Announcements

NOTE: You are invited to attend:    

The National League of Junior cotillion

Parents' Reception on 

Wednesday, May 11

from 3:30-5:30  

for a come and go meeting with a brief  program at 4:00

at the Historic Y Tea Room

428 West Oak Street

Downtown

Laurel, MS                                                    

We look forward to meeting you at this event.  


We are always open for discussion to hold our classes on days and times that will work best for all of our students. 

The Greater Pine Belt Chapter:

Please register for the next level of classes for your new season this Fall!  We look forward to having you join us for another fun season. 

NOTE:   2022-2023 season

Dear Cotillion Parents, 

 We continue to take extra precautions during the classes  to ensure everyone's safety during our classes. Registration is now open for the 2022-2023 season, so please see the information below for information on how to register your child. 

Looking forward to a great year!

Roma Rahiam Graham

NLJC Director  

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FOR OUR NEW PARENTS: 

Registration is open!

NEW STUDENTS: WE WELCOME YOU TO OUR PROGRAM AND PLEASE COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION ONLINE.  WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU AND SHARING THIS WONDERFUL SEASON OF LEARNING AND FUN. WE TEACH SKILLS THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME.  

 WE HAVE BEEN WORKING AND COORDINATING THE CLASS TIMES AND DAYS WITH MANY OR OUR PARENTS FOR THEIR SUGGESTIONS TO BEST SUIT YOUR NEEDS FOR YOUR CHILD.  PLEASE LET US HEAR FROM YOU.  PLEASE REGISTRATION ONLINE ON THE REGISTRATION TAB ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THIS PAGE AND THEN COMPLETE AND SUBMIT.  YOU WILL THEN RECEIVE YOUR INFORMATION ABOUT THE CLASSES.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND THESE CLASSES PLEASE LET US HEAR FROM YOU. 

For information or registration, please go to the side of this page and click on the registration tab or contact tab and/or you can email us at:

[email protected] 

or call 601-264-7019. 

Info for all Membership Dues are listed below each class/ Year description in the Classes section.  Please find the Classes tab on the left side of this page.

On-Line payment, or checks as well as payment plan customized to fit your budget is available.

(PLease see the Classes section for more info)

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If you are unable to attend the Parents' Reception yet wish to have your child enrolled in Junior Cotillion, please complete both sides of the registration card and return with a check for membership dues made payable to NLJC or you can register online by click on registration tab and mail the membership dues to the following address. 

MAIL TO: 

NLJC GREATER PINE BELT CHAPTER 

122 WEST CANEBRAKE BOULEVARD 

HATTISBURG, MS 39402

Our national website is www.nljc.com

YOU CAN ALSO LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. 
             WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/NLJCHPBC

Roma Graham

NLJC Director

Our national website is www.nljc.com

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Please help spread the word about Junior cotillion and do not forget to send in your student nominations for the next season !!  It can be new students from the different grades and some that are in your class that did not get to join us this year and would like to join us next season. 


                                                          PLease view the class section of the tabs to view the class schedule. 

BEST MANNERED PEOPLE OF 2021

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Best Mannered People of 2021! Parents and students love to see who "makes the cut" each year. This student-nominated list is a great way to see who our students value each year. Thanks for all of your nominations, and congratulations to this year's winners! 

CHARLOTTE, NC) – Simu Liu, selected for his excellent display of dignified character when in the public eye and for his positive influence on children and young adults both on and off the movie and tv screen, heads “Ten Best-Mannered People” list published by the National League of Junior Cotillions® (NLJC).

“These selections are made based on each person’s commitment to honor, dignity, and mannerly conduct,” says President, Charles Winters. “We feel these ten individuals have distinguished themselves through admirable character and conduct, and we commend them for their ongoing contributions to society.”

NLJC NAMES TEN BEST-MANNERED PEOPLE OF 2021 ARE:

  • Simu Liu – for his outstanding display of grace and determination in aspiring to reach his goals while facing moments of uncertainty.
  • Robin Roberts– for her level of poise in the media spotlight and goal of maintaining manners and etiquette in social settings.
  • Harold Varner III– for emphasizing the importance of strong character and sportsmanship among fellow athletes and friends and for giving back through the HV3 Foundation to provide affordable access to youth in sports.
  • Ryan Reynolds – for upholding charisma and kindness as both a father and actor.
  • Katie Ledecky – for highlighting the importance of hard work and humility as a major world competitor.
  • Yo-Yo Ma Copeland – for upholding grace and poise as a renowned and highly esteemed musician.
  • Millie Bobby Brown– for developing a professional and influential reputation within the celebrity spotlight at such a young age.
  • Sydney McLaughlin– for her dignified attitude on the world stage and her strong leadership that both inspires and motivates fans.
  • Larry Fitzgerald Jr.– for not only displaying excellence while on the football field, but also his dedication to his teammates, fans, and numerous charitable causes.
  • Anne Hathaway- for her prioritization of not only upholding grace and self-esteem, but also educating others on the importance of maintaining strong character and etiquette skills. 

              The National League of Junior Cotillions is proud to honor and recognize Michael Frogge, former Junior Cotillion student of the Northern Guilford Chapter.  Michael has upheld the pillars of honor, dignity, and respect as a student athlete at Wake Forest University.  NLJC is delighted to see students just like Michael become leaders and influential members within their communities. 

Each year, Cotillion students and Directors nationwide nominate numerous individuals for the “Ten  Best-Mannered People” award. NLJC® strives to recognize the individuals that students look to as     frontrunners in social etiquette, all-encompassing manners, and overall, with strong and replicable leadership qualities. These traits are the essence of the NLJC curriculum and foundational components that are embedded within the Junior Cotillion curriculum which has served over 50,000 students to date. 

Thank you to those students that participated and submitted your selection.  

Roma Rahaim Graham

Director

NLJC 



About Director

The Director for this area is Roma Rahaim Graham.  She is a graduate of University of Southern Mississippi and a Masters' Degree graduate with an MBA from William Carey University. Roma is excited to offer this program  to families in the Pine Belt Area. I enjoy seeing the students grow with the poise, self confidence, and assurance of knowing the proper way to conduct oneself in different social situations. She is so happy to offer this program to the young people in her hometown.