KILGORE, TEXAS – The world-famous Kilgore College Rangerettes are traveling to Orlando, Florida, on Saturday, March 3, 2018, as invited feature performers at the Contest of Champions just prior to the award ceremonies on Sunday, March 4, 2018. Teams from all over the U.S. are traveling to the contest, held each year at the HP Field House & Jostens Center facilities located at ESPN Wide World of Sports® Complex in Orlando.
KILGORE, TEXAS – The Kilgore College Rangerettes held their annual Swingster tryouts today, and selected ten dancers to make up the group. The new 78th Line freshmen Swingsters are:
Sara Aguillard – Mont Belvieu
Cierra Birmingham – Leander
Kenedie Casares – Edinburg.
Mckenna Fairbanks – North Richland Hills
Ashley Fuertes – Deer Park
Allie Klima – Groves
Kelsey Little – Abilene
Kandace Tuttle – Richland Hills
Ryan Wayne – Kilgore
Alyssa Zertuche – Deer Park
KILGORE, TEXAS – Today, 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.
The announcement, made in a closed ceremony in Dodson Auditorium on the Kilgore campus, culminates a week-long process of 89 hopefuls vying for a coveted position on the 78th Rangerette line. The new Rangerettes will join 36 sophomores to make a line of 72.
The Kilgore College Rangerettes received the 2015 Texas Medal of Arts Award from the Texas Cultural Trust Feb. 25 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin. The Rangerettes accepted the award along with others such as Jamie Foxx, Dan Rather and T Bone Burnett.
Awarded biennially, the awards recognize lifetime achievement in several categories. Some 83 people have been honored with a Texas Medal of the Arts including Willie Nelson, Steve Miller, Tommy Lee Jones, Eva Longoria, Betty Buckley, Debbie Allen and Robert Rodriguez.