Kilgore College Rangerettes celebrate 75 years

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POSTED: Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 4:05pm

UPDATED: Monday, July 28, 2014 - 1:25pm

The Kilgore College Rangerettes are a Texas institution, whose dancing legacy is now celebrating 75 years of tradition. 

KETK spoke with the Assistant Director and Choreographer of the team, Shelley Wayne, who said, "The Rangerettes are credited for being the first dancing drill team. In other words a group of girls performing and dancing on the football field". A group who has clung to the values originally established in 1940. Wayne explained, "I would consider the Rangerettes to be an extremely disciplined organization. Not only are they very talented dancers, they are remarkable women, they are amazing role models". 

Tryouts for the 75th line came to a close last week. 84 women competed, and 36 were chosen. All of whom are from various cities across Texas. Of course the girls experiencing their second year of dancing, look forward to another year of excitement. Women like Taylor Walker, who said, "I feel extremely honored to be able to experience something so unique in this organization, and I can't wait to start". 

This year will be filled with huge events-- like performances during the Cotton Bowl and Mavericks' games, along with a trip to Ireland. Wayne said, "But then our year traditionally closes out with our spring show 'Rangerette Rebels'. The best way I can explain it is its Broadway in East Texas". So let the games begin.   

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