The Order of the Alhambra, El Cid Caravan No. 106, honored the 2010 Debutantes at a high tea Nov. 28 at The Club at Cimarron. They were formally presented on Friday, Dec. 17, at the Royal Palace in Palmview.
The Debutantes are Megan Ashley Garza, Ashley Notzon, Sara Isabel Vicinaiz, and Natalie Rosario Wagner.
Ashley Nicole Notzon is the daughter of Sir Noble Marcel C. Notzon, III and Sultana Yvonne Narro Notzon of Laredo, Texas. She is the granddaughter of the late Sir Noble Dr. Ramiro Narro and Sultana Maria Celeste G. Narro of Rio Grande City, and the great-granddaughter of the late Sir Noble Ignacio Gutierrez and the late Sultana Ignacia G. Gutierrez of Rio Grande City. Her paternal grandparents are the retired U. S. Magistrate Marcel C. Notzon, II and Nora Lee Haynes Notzon of Laredo.
Ashley is currently a Junior at J. B. Alexander Magnet High School where she is ranked at the top two percent of her class. She is a member of the National Honor Society, a member of the University of Texas Health Science Center Med Ed. Program, currently she holds the office Reporter of H.O.S.A., and Secretary of her Junior Class. She was chosen to be part of the Laredo Commission for Women 2010. She has participated in the Exploration Summer Program at Wellesley College in Boston. She also has done an Internship in Washington D.C. with Congressman Henry Cuellar, an Internship in Weslaco with her uncle, and Godfather, Dr. Dario Narro.
This summer she will be participating in the EF Tours visiting several Capitals in Europe.
Ashley enjoys soccer and is on the J.B. Alexander Tennis Team. Ashley Nicole plans to pursue a career in the medical field following her Grandfather Narro ‘s footsteps.
Megan Ashley Garza is the daughter of Sir Noble Carlos Garza and Sultana Cynthia Garza of Palmhurst. She is the granddaughter of Mr. Aaron and Eloisa Garza of McAllen, Texas, and Mr. Arturo and Frances Garza of Rio Grande City. Megan is currently a Junior at the Oratory Athenaeum Catholic School in Pharr, Texas. She is the co-director of the Christmas Play entitled “Extreme Christmas”. Megan is also a member of the Girls Basketball Team.
She is actively involved with the “H.O.P.E.” club where she volunteers and tutors at the Rio Grande Foster Home and celebrates major Holidays at the Foster Home. Megan is active member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Mission, Texas, where she is involved with the Youth Church Program, Thanksgiving Food Drive, Christmas Toy and Food Drive. Her goal is to serve as team member for an ACTS Youth Retreat. Her hobbies and interests are snow skiing, riding horses, painting, dancing Zumba, Tennis, and plays on the St. Paul’s Church softball team during the summer. She loves to bake cakes and cook traditional Mexican foods. Her plans for the future are to become a Pediatrician or enter the family Fuels and Retail business. Upon graduation, Megan plans to spend a year at Pan American University in Edinburg, and transfer to Trinity University in San Antonio.
Sara Isabel Vicinaiz is daughter of Sir Noble Victor Vicinaiz and Sultana Ileana Vicinaiz of Palmhurst. She is the granddaughter of Mr. Vicente and Maria de la Luz Vicinaiz of Mission, and the late Mr. Blas and Socorro Chapa of Rio Grande City.
Sara is a senior at Sharyland High School in Mission, where she is ranked at the top 5 percent of her senior class. She is a member of the National Honor Society, an active participant of the Sharyland Band where she plays the oboe and marimba and has served as an officer for two years. She has been a member of the Sharyland Honor Band for three years and is also the Sharyland Band front ensemble section leader. Sara also received the high honor of being accepted to the South Texas Youth Symphony Orchestra where she plays the oboe. She is passionate about music and during her tenure at Sharyland High School has received numerous awards at the local, regional, and the state level.
In addition to the oboe and marimba, Sara also enjoys playing the piano. In her spare time Sara enjoys reading, tennis, snow skiing and traveling. She is also a member of Cotillion Club.
Upon graduation from Sharyland High School, Sara plans to pursue a degree in Music Performance at The University of Texas at Austin.
Natalie Rosario Wagner is the granddaughter of Past Grand Commander Bill D. Pope, Sr. and Past Grand Sultana Rosario G. Pope of Rio Grande City, Texas, and Mr. Heinz Hanewald and Mrs. Ursula Hanewald of Pfugstadt, Germany. She is the daughter of Mr.Hans-Dieter Wagner and Mrs. Rachel E. Pope Wagner of Erzhausen, Germany.
Natalie attends Eleonoren High School in Darmstadt, Germany where she has excelled in math, science, and languages. She is fluent in English, Spanish, and German. Upon graduating from 13th Grade, Natalie will obtain majors in English and Science. She will have also completed two internships in two very distinguished clinics to fulfill her interest in the medical field. The 1st internship was in the field of medicine and the 2nd was in the veterinarian field where she continues to assist in the laboratory, operating room and in making house calls.
Natalie enjoys playing the piano and horseback riding. Natalie and her horse Winnie Puh have won several tournaments in showmanship, equestrian disciplines, and in stadium jumping categories. She plans to pursue a degree in Veterinary Medicine.
The Order of the Alhambra, El Cid Caravan No. 106 is a Fraternal Order of Catholic Men Dedicated to Assisting the Developmentally Disabled. 2010 Officers are as follows:
Leonel J. Lopez, Sr.-Grand Commander; Albert Escobedo-Vice Grand Commander; Samuel Saldivar-Grand Scribe; Mario A. Lopez-Scribe of the Exchequer; Baldemar Zuniga-Grand Chamberlain; Abraham G. Gonzalez-Master of the Oasis; Roberto Naranjo-Historiographer; Camilo Ramirez-Master of the Wardrobe; Javier Margo, Jr., MD-Captain of the Body Guard; David Cantu-Sentinel of the Tower; Dannie Ortiz-Sentinel of the Desert; and Audencio Garza-Grand Advocate.