Published: Thursday, June 30th 2022
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, culminated “tryout week.”
Eighty-four “Hopefuls” applied this year for a coveted position on the 83rd Rangerette line.
The new Rangerettes will join 32 sophomores to make a team of 68.
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 also 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.
The Rangerettes are under the direction of Dana Blair, director; Shelley Wayne, assistant director; and Angela Aulds, assistant choreographer and dance technician.
For more information, visit www.rangerette.com.
New freshman members of the 2022-24 Rangerettes, listed by hometown:
Austin, TX: Eleanor Geeslin
Austin, TX: Caroline Hanley
Austin, TX: Emma Sheneman
Brownsville, TX: Samantha Rodriguez
Buda, TX: Sophie Dodson
Bullard, TX: Emma Nunn
College Station, TX: Darci Wielenga
Colleyville, TX: Madelyn Oley
Cypress, TX: Keira Newsom
Dallas, TX: Audrey Stone
Deer Park, TX: Hayley Triplett
Denham Springs, LA: Emily Dozier
Donna, TX: Marlen Zamora
Flower Mound, TX: Vanessa Pueskens
Flower Mound, TX: Holly Stewart
Galveston, TX: Tyler Garza
Hallsville, TX: Abby Cox
Keller, TX: Bailey Ruiz
Kilgore, TX: Tessa Audas
Kilgore, TX: Abby Hattaway
Kilgore, TX: Madison Weaver
Klein, TX: Kennedy Landor
Lake Dallas, TX: Jordan Ray
Lufkin, TX: Mia Sandoval
McKinney, TX: Diana Dutze
Midlothian, TX: Sarah Miller
Mount Pleasant, TX: Madyson Arzate
Nederland, TX: Emily Tran
New Braunfels, TX: Payton Gibson
Plano, TX: Lauren Nix
Round Rock, TX: Ella Byrd
Tomball, TX: Avery Dickerson
Tyler, TX: Kaela Peavy
Tyler, TX: Truleigh Trosclair
Whitehouse, TX: Kymbree Jeter
Whitehouse, TX: Ashley Singley
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