As is tradition, the Phi Beta Psi Theta Omega chapter will be hosting a fundraising event that will support its national project of cancer research.

The Phi Beta Psi Cancer Dance involves a dinner and dance in which local high school senior girls vie for the queen title.

Collection containers have been placed by the candidates at various business locations asking for a penny-a-vote donation. The queen will be announced that evening. She will be the contestant who raises the most money through the collection containers, as well as individual efforts to obtain donations from family, friends, neighbors and businesses.

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Anyone wishing to make a tax-deductible donation may contact any of the candidates.

This year will be the 46th year for the gala, which features an “Alice in Wonderland” theme and is slated for Feb. 3 at Pewter Hall, 850 W. Sweet St., Brownstown.

Dinner will be provided by Pewter Hall and will feature music by the Third Generation Band from Indianapolis. Tickets are $75 per couple or $37.50 for a single ticket and may be purchased from any sorority member.

The candidates are:

Briley Abraham

Daughter of Brian Abraham and Kara Abraham. She attends Trinity Lutheran High School, where she is a member of the National Honor Society and the events team. She also is a student ambassador and works with the annual Trinity auction. She is an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and is a junior volunteer at Schneck Medical Center. She is employed at B.loved. She plans to attend Purdue University, where she will study human resource management.

Lucy Cooper

Daughter of Chad and Kimberly Cooper. She attends Trinity Lutheran High School, where she is a member of the soccer team and events team and is a student ambassador. She also is a junior volunteer at Schneck Medical Center and is employed at B.loved. In college, she plans to study special education and behavioral science.

Sophia Gorman

Daughter of Cheyenne Lee and Doug Gorman. She attends Seymour High School, where she is a member of the concert/marching band, color guard and swim team. She is active in the Seymour Christian Church youth group and volunteers at Lutheran Community Home for her internship. Sophia plans to attend Indiana University, where she will study to become a registered nurse.

Bailey Lewis

Daughter of Tom and Michele Lewis. She attends Seymour High School and is a member of student government, the soccer team, show choir and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She also is a D.A.R.E. role model and is a volunteer at Lutheran Community Home. In college, she plans to study nursing and education. After college, she wants to serve in the Peace Corps.

Grace Otte

Daughter of Carvin and Julie Otte. She attends Seymour High School, where she is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Renaissance and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She also is a D.A.R.E. role model and plays tennis. She plans to attend Franklin College, where she will study accounting and finance.

Victoria Snook

Daughter of Pam Snook-Tidd and John Snook. She attends Seymour High School, where she is a member of the National Honor Society and student government. She plays softball, is a D.A.R.E. role model and assists with Riley Dance Marathon. She also is a hospital volunteer and a junior camp counselor and participates in a youth group and mission trips. She plans to attend Hanover College to study pre-med.

Kellsye Warner

Daughter of John and Amanda Warner. She attends Seymour High School, where she is involved in varsity cheerleading and varsity gymnastics. She is also a Seymour Area Youth Football League cheer coach and is employed at Steak ‘n Shake. She plans to attend either University of Southern Indiana or University of Indianapolis, where she will major in biology.