Sorority Awards & Recognition

In a nutshell, you will quickly learn that Queen Esther literally entered a beauty contest to become Queen of Persia. The most beautiful women were gathered throughout the land and endured a grooming process to be chosen for the role of Queen and wife of the King.

Fast forward to today’s Beauty Pageants. It’s not just beautiful women parading around in bathing suits, something more serious such as character recognition is identified and awarded.  The Sorority wants to recognize and award the Ladies who display and perform at exemplary levels during their character building training in certain fields. Therefore, we have created 8 award categories and the criteria needed to achieve them.

The categories are broken down into 2 groups; Crowning, and Awards.  Of the 8 categories, 5 of them are crowning categories, meaning the recipient will be crowned and sashed and given titles.  The other 3 categories are award categories, meaning the recipients will receive awards and gifts.  Let’s now call these 2 groups ‘Recognition’.

How can a member become eligible for a Recognition?  During the training program of the Academy, members will be marked as potential candidates for one or more Recognition categories as they complete qualifying lessons.  Each Recognition Category requires a minimum amount of points to achieve each category, therefore, each course will state how many points they offer towards each Recognition Category.  and as the member completes each course, all Recognition points are accumulated for each category and tallied for the member.  Therefore, a member can see how far they are progressing towards achieving each Recognition Category, by the amount of points they have accumulated out of how many they need for each category.

Members may decide beforehand what Recognition they would want to achieve and then ensure they complete all the requirements.  Members, with no prior interest to achieving a recognition or not sure which they should vie for, as they progress through the training, they can make that decision simply by choosing the category in which they have accumulated the most Recognition points.  Finally, members can be nominated by their Chaperone, handmaids, and/or the Board of Directors as a candidate and recommend they try and achieve their recommended recognition.

Once a member has achieved a recognition, it is a lifetime endorsement.  However, they will reign publicly in that category for 1 year, and then they will hand over the baton to the following year’s recipient.

Crowns and Awards:

CROWNING

  1. Ambassador – To be able to communicate the principles of the Sorority to others and to recruit the most members.  Must fulfill ALL the criteria below:
    1. Must acquire at least 180 Recognition points
    2. Must complete the preliminary course of the title of Lady
    3. Must get at least a B+ in the Course: Introduction to EOG
    4. Must get at least a B+ in the Course: Principles & Models
    5. Must get at least a B+ in the Course Self Development with a concentration in:
      1. 15 tips for Public Speaking
      2. The Art of Public Speaking
      3. Getting Started with your charity
    6. Must recruit at least 15 – 20 ladies into the Sorority

AWARD:

  • The crown of Ambassadorship
  • The sash of Ambassador
  • Official Pin
  • Official certificate
  • The designation with the initials AMB at the end of your name
  • Cash Prize
  • Application to Board of Director
  1. Socialite – To be able to plan and host many events in the Sorority. Must fulfill the criteria below
  1. Must acquire at least 238 recognition points
  2. Must complete the preliminary course of the title of Lady –  B+ 15 points, A 20 points, A+ 25 points
  3. Must get at least a B+ in the course: Royal Protocols –  B+ 15 points, A 20 points, A+ 25 points
  4. Must get at least a B+ in the course Etiquette and Social Graces – B+ 15 points, A 23 points, A+ 31 points
  5. Must get at least a B+ in the course Etiquette and Social Graces with a concentration in Hosting your Tea Party – B+ 20 points, A 30 points, A+ 40 points
  6. Must get at least a B+ in the course Self Development with a concentration in:

Event Planning  –  B+ 15 points, A 20 points, A+ 25 points

Getting Started with your charity  –  B+ 2 points, A 5 points, A+ 8 points

  1. Must plan and host at least 3-4 events successfully for the Sorority, must include 1 fundraiser – 40 points per event

AWARD:

  • The crown of Socialite
  • The sash of Socialite
  • Official Pin
  • Official certificate
  • The designation with the initials SCLT at the end of your name
  • Scholarship to become a certified Event Planner
  • Exquisite China 48 piece set for 8 seating, complete with dinner and tea party pieces
  • 32 piece Gold flatware for 8 seating.
  • Application to Board of Directors
  1. Mentor – To be able to mentor ladies on a psychological and spiritual level to achieving transformation in their lives.  Must fulfill all the following criteria:
  1. Must acquire 200 Recognition points
  2. Must complete the preliminary course of the title of Lady – B+ 15 points, A 20 points, A+ 25 points
  3. Must get at least a B+ in Defining Myself – B+ 15 points, A 20 points, A+ 25 points
  4. Must get at least a B+ in Fundamentals of Christianity – B+ 15 points, A 20 points, A+ 25 points
  5. Must at least read the Course Self Development with a concentration in Bee A Mentor – B+ 15 points, A 20 points, A+ 25 points
  6. Must get at least a B+ in the Course Self Development with a concentration in Understanding Group Dynamics and Systems –  B+ 15 points, A 20 points, A+ 25 points
  7. Must get at least a B+ in the Course Psychodynamics and Me –  B+ 75 points, A 100 points, A+ 125 points

AWARD:

  • The crown of Mentorship
  • The sash of Mentor
  • Official Pin
  • Official certificate
  • The designation with the initials MNTR at the end of your name
  • Cash Prize
  • Scholarship to earn Certified Christian Counseling from the NACCA
  • Application to Board of Directors
  1. Leader – Must display exceptional Leadership qualities and be able to train others to become leaders themselves. Must fulfill ALL the following criteria
  1. Must acquire at least 220 Recognition points
  2. Must complete the preliminary course of the title of Lady – B+ 15 points, A 20 points, A+ 25 points
  3. Must get at least a B+ in Self Defining – B+ 15 points, A 20 points, A+ 25 points
  4. Must get at least a B+ in Introduction to EOG – B+ 15 points, A 20 points, A+ 25 points
  5. Must get at least a B+ in Self Development –  B+ 80 points, A 100 points, A+ 126 points
  6. Must become a Chaperone – B+ 40 points, A 60 points, A+ 80 points

AWARD:

  • The crown of Leadership
  • The sash of Leadership
  • Official Pin
  • Official certificate
  • The designation with the initials LDR at the end of your name
  • Cash Prize
  • Other prizes
  1. Theologian – One who is very knowledgeable of Christianity and is able to communicate its meanings and principles. This person also displays a very Christ-like character.  Must fulfill ALL the following criteria
  1. Must acquire at least 165 Recognition points
  2. Must complete the preliminary course of the title of Lady – B+ 15 points, A 20 points, A+ 25 points
  3. Must get at least a B+ in Defining Myself – B+ 15 points, A 20 points, A+ 25 points
  4. Must get at least a B+ in Fundamentals of Christianity – B+ 75 points, A 100 points, A+ 125 points
  5. Must get at least a B+ in Principles & Models – B+ 15 points, A 20 points, A+ 25 points
  6. Must watch the video in the Self Development Course called “Lead Like Jesus” – 5 points

AWARD:

  • The crown of Theologist
  • The sash of Theology
  • Official Pin
  • Official certificate
  • The designation with the initials THLGY at the end of your name
  • Cash Prize
  • Scholarship to study Theology
  • Application to Board of Director

AWARDS

  1. Honor Student –  The student that achieves the highest grades in the overall training program within a timely manner
  2. Eligible person will be voted on by the Board

AWARD:

  • Will receive the Official Queen Esther Honor Award at graduation
  • Will be asked to give the honorary speech at graduation
  • Will receive the honorary gold scroll at graduation
  • Will receive the Honor Student vehicle decal and license plate holder
  1. Most Transformed – The student that is considered the most transformed person from the person they started out at the beginning of their program to the person they end up being at the end of the program.
  2. The Chaperone for each Cluster Group will nominate the person they believe is the most transformed of their group.
  3. The Chaperone must write a letter of recommendation stating why this person was chosen and how they have been transformed.
  4. The board members of the Sorority will look through all the records of each nominee, taking into consideration the recommendation from the Chaperone. The most transformed person will be chosen by the board.

AWARD:

  • Will receive the official Queen Esther Transformed award at graduation
  • Will give a speech at graduation
  • Will receive the Transformed vehicle decal and license plate holder
  • Other prizes
  1. Most Motivational – The student that is the most encouraging, helpful, uplifting and inspires others to do well. A champion of students.
  2. The Chaperone for each Cluster Group will nominate the person they believe is the most motivational of their group. They may seek to get a vote from the other handmaids in the group.
  3. The Chaperone must write a letter of recommendation stating why this person was chosen and how they have been transformed. Members who are affected by this person must submit letters of recommendation as well.
  4. The board members of the Sorority will look through all the records of each nominee, taking into consideration the recommendation from the Chaperone and members. The most motivational person will be chosen by the board.

AWARD:

  • Will receive the official Queen Esther Motivational award at graduation
  • Will give a speech at graduation
  • Will receive the Motivational vehicle decal and license plate holder
  • Other prizes
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