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A tradition for Henryetta high school senior girls continued Tuesday afternoon.
The annual HHS senior girls tea was held at the First United Methodist church sponsored by the Beta Sigma Phi sorority.
It was first started by the 21st Century Club, a women’s organization that was involved in school and civic activities throughout Henryetta. At one time, the tea was held in the member’s homes with the senior girls arriving in formal attire down to high heels and gloves.
lizWhen that organization began to lose membership, the Beta Sigma Phi sorority stepped in to keep it going and moved the event to the Methodist church.
Each year guest speakers included women who graduated from Henryetta high school and have been successful inter own professions.
This year Liz Bealko took the podium and exhorted the HHS senior girls to, “experience life and not be afraid of meeting new people.”
She said graduation is a start of a new journey but Henryetta will always be a part of each girl. Now living in New York and working in the theatre, Bealko told the girls they will make mistakes in the future but it is okay to make them. “Learn form those mistakes and realize it is okay to change. You will be different in three years.”
Each of the girls present were given gift wrapped teacup and saucers as a souvenir of the event.