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36 young women named as newest members of Rangerette drill team

From Kilgore College:

KILGORE, TX - 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 week-long tryout process of 95 hopefuls vying for a coveted position on the 74th 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 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 and entertained millions.

The new freshman members of the 2013-14 Rangerettes, listed by hometown:

Allen – Emily Diehl

Austin – Caroline Bentley and Haley Martin

Bedford – Kelci Bjornlie

Cedar Park – Amber McMillan and Katie Seeselberg

College Station – Reagan Reynolds

Dallas – Alexa Garza

Edinburg – Aleyda Aguirre

Fort Worth – Abbey Nunley

Gladewater – Leslie Rowe

Grapevine – Brianna Lutrell

Houston – Caitlin Havins and Rachel Meents

Jefferson – Bethany Todaro

Justin – Cortney Gelpi

Kilgore – Taylor Walker and Shelby White

Kingwood – Shelby Westover

La Porte – Noelie Barabay

Longview – Kevelyn Jones and Catherine Shore

Magnolia – Jordan Baird

McKinney – Cera Taylor

Nederland – Marissa Weber

Pearland – Arianna Sandoval

Port Neches – Gabrielle Jordan

Round Rock – Emily Wendt

Rowlett – Katelyn Barton and Savanna Fredrickson

Salt Lake City, Utah – Olivia Thompson

Sugar Land – Emily Cox

Tyler – Chelsea Crawford, Cassidy Hale and Ashton Terry

Woodward – Jessica Hensal

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