July 13, 2018

KILGORE, TEXAS – Today, surrounded by hopes, dreams and almost 80 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, culminated a week-long process of 96 hopefuls vying for a coveted position on the 79th 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 Miss 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 entertained millions around the world and were the genesis of a multi-billion-dollar industry.

The new freshman members of the 2018-19 Rangerettes, listed alphabetically with home towns:

Celeste Paige Alvarado – Austin, TX
Audrey Elizabeth Blackburn – Waxahachie, TX
Gabriela Isabel Brea – Richardson, TX
Sierra Ann Canales – Pasadena, TX
Rachel Marie Clower – Overton, TX
Kayci Grace Collie – Aledo, TX
Karsen Elizabeth Conser – Tyler, TX
Kendal Rae DeVillier – Nederland, TX
Trinity Grace Ewing – Port Arthur, TX
Shelby Renee Fletcher – Highland Village, TX
Jami Rachel Friedman – Plano, TX
Tatum Kay Graham – Rowlett, TX
Alyssa Marie Gray – Fort Worth, TX
Sage Danielle Handley – Dripping Springs, TX
Shelby Earlene McFall – Mansfield, TX
McKinzee Rhianne Merrill – Woodward, OK
Kortnee R Miller – Coppell, TX
Alexandra A Morgan – Corpus Christi, TX
Lauren Anne Murray – Tomball, TX
Kelee Marie Norris – Longview, TX
Alicia Giselle Padilla – Katy, TX
Kayla Camille Parker – Pearland, TX
Hannah Michele Phelps – New Braunfels, TX
Aly Elaine Pogorzelski – Round Rock, TX
Celeste Marie Ramirez – Pasadena, TX
Kaitlyn Ashley Reynolds – Oak Point, TX
Karlee Ann Rodriguez – San Juan, TX
Carolynn Marie Rose – Longview, TX
Meghan Leigh Schuckenbrock – Plano, TX
Laura-Kate K Schulze – Frisco, TX
Emma Christine Strange – Flower Mound, TX
Lindsey Renee Surles – Tyler, TX
Vada Victoria Taunton – Magnolia, TX
Reagan A Wells – Tyler, TX
Lauren Elizabeth Wheeler – Hickory Creek, TX
Elizabeth Camille White – New Braunfels, TX

For more information, visit us at https://www.rangerette.com

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