Surrounded by hopes, dreams and years of tradition, 34 young women became the newest members of the world-famous Kilgore College Rangerettes dance and drill team this morning.
The announcement, made in a closed ceremony in Dodson Auditorium on the Kilgore campus, culminates a weeklong process of 91 “Hopefuls” vying for a coveted position on the 80th Rangerette line.
The new Rangerettes will join 35 sophomores to make a team of 69.
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.
The Rangerettes are under the direction of Dana Blair, director; Shelley Wayne, assistant director; and Angela Aulds, assistant choreographer and dance technician.
For more information, visit www.rangerette.com.
New freshman members of the 2019-20 Rangerettes, listed by hometown:
- Austin, TX: Trinity Vogel
- Bridge City, TX: Macie Moore
- Carrollton, TX: Alexis Moisan
- Cedar Park, TX: Claire Hodges
- College Station, TX: Natalie Lancaster
- Corpus Christi, TX: Maribel Sauceda
- Cypress, TX: Hannah Moss
- Cypress, TX: Bailey Stark
- Dallas, TX: Julia Sincovec
- Deer Park, TX: Alexa Ramos
- Flower Mound, TX: Sydney Whittington
- Frisco, TX: Abigail Evans
- Georgetown, TX: Cassidy Fairchild
- Haslet, TX: Shyanne Prevett
- Katy, TX: Shelby Dupont
- Lindale, TX: Lainey Goodson
- McKinney, TX: Rachel Bowsher
- McKinney, TX: Grace Gatewood
- McKinney, TX: Brook Naulty
- Mesquite, TX: Ariana Hickman
- Midlothian, TX: Kali Rochford
- Nacogdoches, TX: Maggie Ethington
- Nederland, TX: Ashlyn LeBaron
- Nederland, TX: Maggie Smith
- New Braunfels, TX: Emilie Grieve
- Plano, TX: Scarlet Walls
- Round Rock, TX: Ani Ferrell
- Round Rock, TX: Jolie Ferrell
- Round Rock, TX: Kayla House
- Round Rock, TX: Amanda Moreland
- Springdale, AR: Caroline Rhodes
- Texarkana, TX: Catherine Wright
- The Woodlands, TX: Macy Belk
- Whitehouse, TX: Elisabeth Eckles