Monday, July 14th 2014

Rangerette Showoffs celebrating 75-year anniversary set for Friday, Aug. 22

The Kilgore College Rangerettes will hold a special 75th Anniversary edition of Showoffs 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, in Dodson Auditorium.

Five new officers will be named at Showoffs and the 36 new freshmen will be formally introduced and perform for the first time. Past Rangerette captains have also been invited to the event and will be recognized during the show.

The event is free and open to the public.

The Rangerettes were the first of their kind when they began in 1940 as a vision of the late Gussie Nell Davis. The organization created a unique combination of dance moves and precision drills that quickly earned them the reputation not only as the originators of dance/drill teams, but as the best in the world.

Known for their high kicks and the jump splits, the organization has traveled around the world, entertained millions and spurred a multi-billion-dollar dance/drill team industry worldwide. For more information, visit

The new freshman members of the 2014-15 Rangerettes, listed by hometown:

Alaina Bergen-Henengouwen - Beaumont
Emily Bovshow – Frisco
Madelaine Cothrun – Richardson
Kristen Crawford – Texarkana
Bess Detar – Dallas
Madeline Doerr – Frisco
Kierstin Dornak – Magnolia
Samantha Fink – Lucas
Camille Funk – Midlothian
Breanne Gardner – Fort Worth
Britney Gardner – Fort Worth
Brianna Georgie – Port Neches
Jenna Gerwels – Austin
Emily Hawk – Tyler
Elsi Hernandez – Diboll
Ashley Hibbs – Allen
Sarah Higgins – College Station
Daniela Kayser – Austin
Kyley Kornegay – Deer Park
Morgan London – Kilgore
Brooke Luna – Pflugerville
Korinne Manjarres – Parker
Alexandrea Marin – Troup
Hannah Marucci – Kingwood
Kelsey Moore – Plano
Shivani Naik – Austin
Katharine Parkhurst – Longview
Emily Shymkiw – Austin
Haley Spencer – Temple
Samantha Stapper – Belton
Maryelle Stephenson – Rowlett
Haley Thompson – Grapevine
Melonie True – Highland Village
Morgan Van Dresar – Caldwell
Samantha Wafer - Huntington
Mary Williford – Beaumont