2010 WHS Graduate, Kate Basinger, selected for the World Famous Kilgore College Rangerettes
Nicole Mansell, WISD Communications
WAXAHACHIE - Surrounded by hopes, dreams and years of tradition, Kate Basinger of Waxahachie, became one of the 36 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, culminates a week-long tryout process that saw 107 hopefuls vying for a coveted position on the 71st Rangerette line.
The new Rangerettes will join 35 sophomores to make a line of 71.
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.
For more information, visit www.rangerette.com.