Cassidy Jackson is a Senior at Casady School:
“When I started Cotillion in the fifth grade I was completely unaware of the huge impact it would have on my life. I entered as a shy eleven year old girl, not knowing a single person in my class, and I am leaving with much more confidence around others, lifelong friends, and so much knowledge that I will never forget. I cannot thank the Vegas enough for all their time and personally investing in each and every student; I look up to them in so many ways. I decided to continue doing Cotillion each year for the opportunity to meet new people and also because I realized that this would not only help me with things in high school, but throughout my entire life.
The classes are so upbeat in the high school program and they add in a variety of things for the students to do such as learning how to properly eat different foods, learning how to tie a tie, going to a play at the Civic Center, and so much more. At first I dreaded the time spent mingling before the plays we would go see at the Civic Center; but now that I have been in similar situations, I am so grateful to have known how to treat the time and how to make the most out of it.
Being on the Teen Board for four years was incredible as well. I loved being able to use what I had learned in my personal Cotillion classes and teaching it to the younger grades as a Student Assistant. I can honestly say that Cotillion has been hands down one of the best experiences I have had. I cannot believe that time has flown by so quickly; I am going to miss Cotillion so much!” - Cassidy Jackson