Deb did a post the other day telling how she became Aunt Debbi. We both realized because of this post we had some common history. See like Deb I grew up in Texas and was a member of the Drill Team during my High School years. We got to chatting back & forth about some of the funnier moments and decided to do a duel post about our former glory years in High School. You can check her post out here. (click on any photo to enlarge it)
This is my Senior year group picture. I am in the first row fifth one from the left. Our football team was the Hornets and we were the Stingerettes. We wore red lipstick, blue eyeshadow & tons of hairspray. Not an eco-friendly time in history.
Sixth period was dedicated to practice with a few hours after school a week to prepare for the peprallies, football games, parades and other events we performed at. (I’m in the first row on the far right with my head turned) It was quite chilly in those bleachers at night, especially wearing those short skirts. We performed rain or shine. Nothing like doing the splits in mud to put things into perspective for you.
It was a wonderful time in my life that I will never forget. I made friends that have lasted a lifetime. This is my best friend Sharon (on left) and me in Dallas at Drill Team Camp. We attended camp each summer at SMU. They host a variety of camps for sports & sport related activities. It was fun sleeping in a college dorm and hanging out with 30 of your closest companions. We competed for awards by learning new routines and performing them in front of other drill teams. Then we took these routines home, practiced them and performed them at football games etc…
I will always have special memories of watching the Rangerettes perform and being part of the halftime show at a Mavericks game. And whenever I want to take a walk down memory lane, I can peruse my scrapbook of my glory days on the Drill Team. I would love to hear some of your former glory day memories.