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What is a Cotillion?
Simply stated, a cotillion is a formal party, dinner or dance dedicated to the purpose of introducing young Southern debutante's into society by their families and specifically by their fathers, some say with the sole purpose of giving their blessing for suitable suitors.

Here at NYI we have a yearly cotillion for the middle school students. This year's theme was Superheros. The kids had a grand time with the help of the staff and the helpful assistance of a few high schoolers.

Photographer: James Rivera