Gala ball to present Ticktockers class of 2017

The Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena will be the venue this Saturday evening when members of the Class of 2017, National Charity League, Inc. Glendale Chapter are presented during a gala ball.

Those who will be presented after completing their years as Ticktockers are Caitlin Aenlle-Rocha, Anne Bishop, Kara Bradley, Abigail Coleman, Kathryn Cummings, Claire Dundee, Kayla Eremita, Jenna Farac, Emma Finney, Tessa Glidewell, Ava Heller, Kira Jordan, Vivian Kambe, Paige Kenyon, Alexis Labrinos, Stephanie Musso, Christina Nessen, Sydney Okland, Sabrina Patao, Katie Prehn, Elizabeth Quinn, Haley Ragusa, Karly Ranek, Emily Smith, Emma Stroben, Ellie Strockis and Lauren Trujillo. The young women, who began their NCL journey in the seventh grade — alongside their mothers — represent the communities of La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Glendale and Tujunga.

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Over the past several years, the Class of 2017 gave 6,569 hours of community services in support of several agencies and organizations, including Ascencia, Union Station, Door of Hope, YWCA of Glendale, La Cañada Tournament of Roses Assn., Huntington Hospital, United Friends of Children, American Red Cross, Hathaway-Sycamores and others. They also volunteered many hours at the Twelve Oaks Lodge senior living residence and at the chapter's annual rummage sale, Sellebration.

"The Senior Presentation Ball is a long-standing NCL tradition celebrating the culmination of the Ticktockers' six years of community service, leadership development and cultural experiences, which are the pillars the NCL experience. The event showcases their many accomplishments, volunteer service, honors and activities, as well as the mother-daughter bond that is the cornerstone of our program. Our members, family and friends join together to applaud the Ticktockers as they embark on the next phase of their lives," said Pati Patao, chapter president, in a statement issued this week.

Mistress of Ceremonies for the ball will be Cater Lee, vice president of programming for the E.W. Scripps Co. The event will include presentations from Ticktocker Christina Nessen, president of the Class of 2017 and Patroness Maylene Glidewell, who served as grade level adviser for the class. A traditional father-daughter waltz will follow the presentations; Pati Patao will announce service awards for the group and will offer a farewell toast to the class.

Patronesses organizing the event are Chair Lori Strauss and Co-Chairs Sonja Bradley, Pati Patao, Scotti Strockis and Tina Ragusa.


Carol Cormaci,

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