Friday, July 13th 2018

Rangerettes select 36 freshmen after week-long tryout

Surrounded by hopes, dreams and years of tradition, 36 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 96 “Hopefuls” vying for a coveted position on the 2018-19 Rangerette line.

The new Rangerettes will join 36 sophomores to make a team of 72.

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.

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New freshman members of the 2018-19 Rangerettes, listed by hometown:

  • Aledo, TX: Kayci Collie
  • Austin, TX: Celeste Alvarado
  • Coppell, TX: Kortnee Miller
  • Corpus Christi, TX: Alexandra Morgan
  • Dripping Springs, TX: Sage Handley
  • Flint, TX: Reagan Wells
  • Flower Mound, TX: Emma Strange
  • Fort Worth, TX: Alyssa Gray
  • Frisco, TX: Laura-Kate Schulze
  • Hickory Creek, TX: Lauren Wheeler
  • Highland Village, TX: Shelby Fletcher
  • Katy, TX: Alicia Padilla
  • Longview, TX: Kelee Norris
  • Longview, TX: Carolynn Rose
  • Magnolia, TX: Vada Taunton
  • Mansfield, TX: Shelby McFall
  • Nederland, TX: Kendal DeVillier
  • New Braunfels, TX: Hannah Phelps
  • New Braunfels, TX: Elizabeth White
  • Kilgore, TX: Rachel Clower
  • Oak Point, TX: Kaitlyn Reynolds
  • Pasadena, TX: Sierra Canales
  • Pasadena, TX: Celeste Ramirez
  • Pearland, TX: Kayla Parker
  • Plano, TX: Jami Friedman
  • Plano, TX: Meghan Schukenbrock
  • Port Arthur, TX: Trinity Ewing
  • Richardson, TX: Gabriela Brea
  • Round Rock, TX: Aly Pogorzelski
  • Rowlett, TX: Tatum Graham
  • San Juan, TX: Karlee Rodriguez
  • Tomball, TX: Lauren Murray
  • Tyler, TX: Karsen Conser
  • Tyler, TX: Lindsey Surles
  • Waxahachie, TX: Audrey Blackburn
  • Woodward, OK: McKinzee Merrill