July 17, 2015

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 July 17.

The announcement, made in a closed ceremony in Dodson Auditorium on the Kilgore campus, culminates a week-long process of 96 hopefuls vying for a coveted position on the 76th Rangerette line.

The new Rangerettes will join 36 sophomores to make a line 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 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.

Click here to view an album of photographs from this event.

The new freshman members of the 2015-16 Rangerettes, listed alphabetically:

  • Gabriela Azios – Cedar Park
  • Hannah Burns – Sachse
  • Madison Cashion – College Station
  • McKenna Cook – Haslet
  • Morgan Covin – Gilmer
  • Emma Cox – Rockwall
  • MacKenzie Cumpian – Beaumont
  • Kyla Drake – College Station
  • Allison Eigsti – Shawnee (Kan.)
  • Debra Elliott – Flower Mound
  • Autumn Fleet – Tyler
  • Taylor Gallaway – Sealy
  • Tea Jaime – Arlington
  • Keilin Jeter – Tyler
  • Lauren Kite – League City
  • Payton Kornegay – Deer Park
  • Lauren Ligon – Richardson
  • Caroline Lucke – Baytown
  • Cameron Maldonado – Austin
  • Monica McCarson – Fort Worth
  • Maddie Minser – Whitehouse
  • Skylar Morgan – Mount Pleasant
  • Elise Padilla – Austin
  • Holly Patterson – Longview
  • Abby Penprase – McKinney
  • Erin Phillips – Rowlett
  • Emily Posey – Rowlett
  • Shaena Rinehart – Nederland
  • Megan Roberts – Richardson
  • Annie Rojas – Garland
  • Ramsey Shobe – Pflugerville
  • Emma Soard – Belton
  • Barbara Vega – Katy
  • Emma Walls – Plano
  • Olivia Westmoreland – Georgetown
  • Juliana Yolland – Baytown