The Rangerettes from Ursuline Academy, under the direction of Linda Coffin and Debra Roth, received high honors in the North Texas Regionals Dance/Drill Team Competition in Rockwall, Texas.
The Rangerettes won the Sweepstakes Award and the Gussie Nell Davis Award after all three judges scored the four team performances at 93 or above. The judges also selected the Rangerettes for the Judges Award for their performances in Military, Pom, Open, and Jazz routines.
As the tradition continues, the Rangerettes won the Academic Champions award in the large school category for registering the highest team GPA. The team also won the Giving Back Award. This is a special award given to one out of 30 teams who go above and beyond in the area of community service. The team won the Gold Award as they were selected as Best Overall in three of the following categories: Precision, Choreography, Technique, or Presentation. In addition, the Rangerettes were awarded Best in Class – Runner Up in the Large Team division. The team wrapped up the awards by winning Best of the Best Teams and placed 11th out of the 30 teams that competed.
In addition to the many team routines, the Rangerettes won big in the officers division. Overall, seven young ladies: Allyson Pemberton, Alexandria Tedeschi, Natalya Holtz, Jordan Page, Mattia Cantrell, Courtney Lambert, and Maggie Savage, were awarded the Judges Award for their military performance. In addition, they received the Bronze Award as they were Best Overall in one of the following categories: Precision, Choreography, Technique or Presentation. The Officers wrapped up the awards by winning Best in Class Runner Up.
Pemberton and Lambert won the large school division for their duet, while Tedeschi and Holtz earned runner up honors. Sixteen Rangerettes performed solos at the regionals competition. Tying for fifth place was Page and Hannah Bookout. Ciana Cantrell placed fourth, Pemberton placed third, Millie K. placed 2nd runner up and Courtney L was the Winner in the Large School Division.
The Rangerettes have been invited to perform at Disney World, and you can catch them locally at Ursuline basketball games and Jesuit Dallas soccer games. Follow the Jesuit Rangerettes on Twitter and at the Jesuit Rangerettes' website.