HAGERSTOWN -- As the 25 young graduates of the Blossom School of Etiquette marched into the Memorial Recreation Center auditorium Saturday afternoon, they smiled and seemed confident with their new skills.
Ladetra Robinson, program director, said it was a far cry from the girls' first day at the school.
"A lot of the girls came in with their heads low and they couldn't talk, but by the end of that first night they would take turns coming in with their heads held high," she said.
Several girls prepared speeches for Saturday's graduation. Jasmyne Harris-Gilmore said she liked learning about manners, while Micaela Fleetwood said she knows how to act like a lady.
"And I learned how to make an omelet," Amber Robinson said.
Partnering with Memorial Recreation Center, which provided the venue and the participants, this first class won't be the last, Robinson vowed.