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.
For more information, visit www.rangerette.com.
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