On Monday, under the sweltering heat and next to floating crimson and crÃ¨me balloons anxious Rattlers, young and old, packed the Intramural Field.
While the DJ blasted T.I.’s “Bring ‘Em Out,” the crowd became restless for what was to come.
The ladies of the Beta Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. unmasked 55 new members during their probate show titled the “Starting Lineup.”
“I am here to see some of my friends in the show, and I am so happy to see such a good turn out,” LeAnn Rizk said. Rizk, a health care management student, was one of many people who attended this highly anticipated event.
As hundreds of eyes squinted to catch a glimpse of the stage, the new ladies of DST, dressed in red and black, supplied a lively performance for audience members.
The young ladies proudly demanded attention of viewers as they powerfully screamed of their pride in their achievement.
“The most memorable moment about today is seeing friends out here giving so much support,” Ariana Burgess said.
Burgess, a biology student from Miami and new member of DST., said having such a close bond with her line sisters and getting to know their likes and dislikes makes this all worth it.
Just as the new members of the organization are proud of the experience, the same goes for the older members.
Kathryn Berry, a third-year business student from Clinton, Md, admired the new members for their accomplishment.
“I am ecstatic and proud of these young ladies, and the event also has a great turnout,” Berry said. “The ladies truly worked hard!”
Although the crowd was filled with many members of DST, other Greek organizations came out to lend their support as well.
John Polk, an accounting student from Fairfield, Calif. and member of the Alpha Xi chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., came to embrace the new line of Deltas.
“It is good to see black people come together to be a part of something positive,” Polk said.
As a sigh of relief came to the newest additions to the Beta Alpha Chapter of DST, many said there is much more work to do.
New DST member, Ashley King said she is ready to embark on her duties as a Delta.
King, an elementary education student from Orlando, strutted her #15 and was hopeful about what is to come.
“I am excited about making a difference here on campus and in the Tallahassee community with my line sisters,” King said.
A new group of talented young women, continue the lineage of the Beta Alpha Chapter of DST, until next time.