Rangerettes select 34 freshmen after week-long tryout

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.

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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