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One of our own, Courtney Lambert, has been named to this year’s members of the 2017 iD High School All-American Dance Team.  Selected from around the country 12 young ladies will represent Inside Dance magazine and CC Dancewear.  In addition to being all-around dance team members, these students are making impacts on their peers, communities and families, demonstrating the leadership it takes to go above and beyond, both on and off the sidelines, in the classroom and on the performance stage. 

 

Currently Courtney Lambert is in the Junior Class of Ursuline Academy of Dallas, with a current semester GPA of 4.0 and is a Junior Lieutenant for the Jesuit Rangerettes.  Courtney performs at half time for the Jesuit Rangerettes and can be seen cheering on her team as they head into the playoffs for the 8th consecutive year.  Courtney started dancing at the age of two.  Her resume boosts an incredible list of academic and dance achievements.  She is a member of the National Honor Society and spends her free time volunteering and being active in school clubs and organizations, volunteering an hour before school every Monday at an elementary school. Courtney is on the Ursuline Library Advisory Board and also serves as Vice President of the Teen Dwell Club, an organization that helps decorate new homes in low income areas. 

 

During Officer camp in June 2017, Courtney earned the prestigious awards of All American Dance Company and Miss High Kick.  At line camp she earned All American Dance Company, All American Dancer, All American Kick Company and Miss High Kick.  During the 2017 Spring competition season, Courtney won the Senior South Padre Island Regional Festival 1st Place Soloist. 

 

Congratulations to all of the members of the High School All-American Dance Team!!!

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The Jesuit Rangerettes celebrate successes at the American Dance/Drill Team Officer Camp in Rockwall, TX and Line Camp in Dallas, TX.  Our Dance and Social Officers both brought home All American Officers – the highest award at the camp. This award is given based on outstanding discipline, personal enthusiasm, and performance throughout the week. During Line Camp, our ladies earned the Gussie Nell Davis Award of Excellence.  

In addition to the team awards our ladies earned multiple individual awards.  The highest individual award of Most Outstanding Performer went to Allyson P.  This award is given out for dance technique, attitude, leadership, and overall excellence.  

The team voted for the Most Admired and Jillian C. earned Most Admired Veteran, while Millie K. earned Most Admired New Girl.  

Earning the very prestigious All American Dance Company Award was Natalya H.; Courtney L.; Allyson P. and Alex T. This is awarded for exceptionally talented dancers displaying outstanding technique.  

In addition, our ladies earned:
• Angelina S., Zoe G., Courtney L., Mattia C., Jillian C., Alex T., Allyson P., Jordan V. and Natalya H. were awarded All American Kick Company.
• Miss High Kick recipient was Courtney L.
• The Marching Finalist recipients are Jordan P., Maggie S., Christina D., Molly H., Cydian W., Courtney L., Hannah B. and Taylor L.
• Miss Drill Down was awarded to Cydian W.
• Outstanding Manager award recipient is Bri N.
• Christina D., Colleen P. and Catherine M. won the Gussie Nell Davis Dancers of the Week.
• Most Improved Award recipients are Emily M. and Maggie K.
• ADTS Pizazz recipients are Taylor B., Ashton A., Millie K. and MaryKate J.
• Spirit of ADTS recipients are Taylor L. and Zoe G.
• All American Honorable Mention recipients are Taylor B., Mary Kate J., Jordan P., Ciana C., Mattia C., Colleen P., Christina D. and Anna R.
• All American Dancer recipients are Cydian W., Natalya H., Millie K., Allyson P., Maggie S., Alex T., Zoe G., Michelle A., Courtney L., Jillian C, and Taylor L.

With so many accomplished dancers on our team more than half of them earned the opportunity to perform at the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl New Year's Day Halftime Show and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. 

Meanwhile, you can find us performing half time at all the Jesuit Rangers Varsity Football games and multiple showings for Ursuline Academy.  Please keep up with us through Social Media and our website www.jesuitrangerettes.org

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The Jesuit Rangerettes Officers celebrate successes at the American Dance/Drill Team Officer Camp. Our Dance & Social Officers both brought home All American Officers – the highest award at the competition. This award is given based on outstanding discipline, personal enthusiasm, and performance throughout the week.

In addition, our Dance Officers were awarded the Diamond Award as all their judged routines scored above 90.  They also earned Best Overall Technique, Creative Choreography Award, and Home Routine Award.  On Day 1 they were voted All American Team of the day voted by the instructors, and on Day 2 they were voted Most Admired Team of the day voted by the other teams.

Our Social officers were awarded the Award of Excellence and on Day 2 were voted All American Team of the day by the staff.

Individually, we did equally as well with Allyson P & Courtney L earning the most prestigious award of Dance Company.  Instructors will award an elite number of students a Gold American Dance Company ribbon and acrylic award for exceptionally talented dancers displaying outstanding technique.  Courtney L earned Miss High Kick and became a finalist for the National Competition.  Outstanding Performer Award was given to Allyson P, Jillian C, & Christina D for their exceptional talent, effort, and leadership.

Top young women will be nominated for the All American Dance/Drill Team and All American Honorable Mention.  Auditions for these honor groups will be held on the final day of camp.  Any girl that has received a red ribbon by audition time is eligible to try out with the Camp Dance, which will be taught the first day of camp.  Recipients will be announced on the final day of camp at the Awards Ceremony and will receive a ribbon for their recognition.  This year’s award winners are, Alex T; Natalya H; Jillian C & Ashton A receiving All American-Honorable Mention and Allyson P; Courtney L and Maggie S receiving All American.  In addition, these young ladies have earned the opportunity to perform at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl.

Next on the schedule for the Jesuit Rangerettes is line camp. All our young ladies will attend as we learn and perfect our performances for Football season and beyond. Please keep up with us through Social Media and our website www.jesuitrangerettes.org   

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One of our very own Rangerettes and Ursuline Academy student, Maggie K, has been accepted in the NSLI-Y program to study Arabic for 7 weeks this summer in Amman, Jordan. Congratulations Maggie on this huge accomplishment. 

The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students and recent high school graduates to learn less commonly taught languages in summer and academic-year overseas immersion programs.

NSLI-Y is part of a U.S. government initiative that prepares American citizens to be leaders in a global world. Now more than ever, it is important that Americans have the necessary linguistic skills and cultural knowledge to promote international dialogue and support American engagement abroad. NSLI-Y aims to provide opportunities to American youth that will spark a lifetime interest in foreign languages and cultures. http://www.nsliforyouth.org/

Ursuline Academy commits to educating global leaders focusing on the Ursuline mission through active service, intellectual enrichment, co-curricular programs (locally and abroad), sister school relationships, and other partnerships.

Students engage in a variety of transformative experiences which help them grow in global competence. As they get to know and touch the realities of other cultures, they gain new appreciation for different perspectives and a better understanding of what it means to be a citizen of the world. They also have the opportunity to share a unique sisterhood with students around the globe.

Through educational and cultural exchanges, Ursuline students may travel and meet friends worldwide as well as host visiting sister school students in their own homes. Mission & Heritage experiences are offered by Ursuline and through Ursuline Educational Services and the Diocese of Dallas. Global Studies programs allow students to earn academic credits as well as participate in excursions and cultural activities.
http://www.ursulinedallas.org/podium/default.aspx?t=134341&tn=Global+Education

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The Jesuit Rangerettes are excited to announce their 2017-18 Rangerettes Team.  Our Captain is Allyson P.  This is her 4th year on the team and 3rd year as an Officer.  The First Lieutenants are Alexandria T and Natalya H.  They are both 4 year members and this is their 2nd year as an Officer. Our Senior Lieutenant is Jordan P, 3 year member and first year as an Officer.  In addition, our Junior Lieutenants are Maggie S, Courtney L, and Mattia C.  All are 3 year members and first year on the Officer line.

In addition, our Social Officers were elected.  Christina D is our President; Jillian C and Caitlyn J are Vice Presidents; Kate H - Secretary; Jordan V – Chaplain; Taylor L – Historian; Hannah B – Sophomore Sargent; Ashton A – Community Service.

During our Spring tryouts, we added 13 new members to our team.  Taylor B; Ciana C; Ruth Anne E; Mary Kate J; Magdalena K; Miller K; Ella M; Emily M; Bri N; Olivia P; Savannah R; Rebecca R. and Nicole Z.  We look forward to all they will bring to our organization.

Next on the schedule for the Jesuit Rangerettes is Officer camp and Line camp.  During this time, we will learn and perfect our performances for Football season and beyond.

In addition we are hosting our Annual Lil’ Rangerettes Summer camp the week of June 19-23 for all PK3 – 6th grade students.  Please join us by registering on our website at www.jesuitrangerettes.org

The Jesuit Rangerettes Drill Team is comprised entirely of students from Ursuline Academy. They perform a wide range of audience-pleasing dance routines at Jesuit College Prep football, basketball, soccer, and rugby games.  

They also perform at Ursuline basketball games, compete every spring, and perform at special events by invitation of both schools, the community, and national organizations.  Please keep up with us through Social Media and our website www.jesuitrangerettes.org  

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2017 - 2018 Rangerettes Line Tryout Information

 


Tryout practices are scheduled for April 10 and 11.  Formal auditions are on April 12.  New Parent/Student interest meeting is set for Monday, April 10 at 6:00pm.  Auditions are open to all Ursuline Academy incoming Freshman and current Ursuline Academy students.  For more information, please follow us on social media - www.facebook.com/jesuitrangerettes/  www.instagram.com/jesuitrangerettes/  Please register at www.jesuitrangerettes.org

In addition, please come see us at our Annual Spring Show on Saturday, April 1, 7pm at Ursuline Academy. 

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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, TX.

The Rangerettes Team won the Sweepstakes Award as they received a 1st division rating for the performance of ALL of their dances.  In addition, the team received the Gussie Nell Davis Award of Excellence as the team received 90’s and above on all of their dances from all of the judges.  The Judges also selected the Rangerettes for the Judges Award for all four of the team routines.  As the tradition continues, the Ursuline Academy Rangerettes won the Academic Champions in the Large School category bringing in the highest GPA for their team.  The team also won Best in Class, Best Overall Choreography, Best Overall Presentation, and Best Overall Technique.  The team wrapped up the awards winning Best of the Best Teams and placing in the top 10 of the 52 teams that competed.

In addition to the many team routines, the Rangerettes Officers won big in the Officers division.  These 6 young ladies – Grace S, Lindsey H, Lexi Z, Allyson P, Natalya H, and Alex T - brought home the Sweepstakes Award and the Gussie Nell Davis Award of Excellence.  In addition, they won Runner up Best in Class Officers, the Judges Award and Best Overall Choreography.

Courtney L and Allyson P won the Large School Division for their duet.  Sixteen of our ladies performed solos at the Regionals Competition.  Tied for 5th place was Lindsey H, Mattia C, and Allyson P.  Natalya H placed 4th and Courtney L was the First Runner Up.

Finally, our Director, Linda Coffin was awarded American Outstanding Director.  This is a big honor in addition to great timing as this is her 20th year directing the Rangerettes. 

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Hannah Salinas, a graduate of Ursuline Academy of Dallas, and a member of Girl Scout Troop 1897 completed her Girl Scout Gold Award by working with the Texas Department of Family Protective Services.  She redesigned one of the meeting spaces used by parents and children who are experiencing family issues.  The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) works with communities to protect children, the elderly, and people with disabilities from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. It also works to protect the health and safety of children in daycare, as well as foster care and other types of 24-hour care. We do this through investigations, services and referrals, regulation, and prevention programs. Hannah spent over 80 hours working with DFPS to redesign the meeting space. 

The Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can earn, combines leadership development, career exploration and community service.  It culminates in an 80 plus hour leadership project that each girl plans and executes according to her own interest and passions. Each girl must discover an issue in the community, connect with experts and community members, and take action to effect positive change. 

For more information about Girl Scouts, call Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas at 972-349-2400. Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas is 26,600 girls and 12,500 adult members strong. That's nearly 40,000 girls and adults who believe every girl can change the world! We have girls reaching their fullest potential in 32 northeast Texas counties. Our girls are discovering what’s important to them, connecting with their community, and taking action to make the world a better place!

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Alex Tedeschi, 16, a student at Ursuline Academy of Dallas, and a member

of Girl Scout Troop 485 recently completed her Girl Scout Gold Award by

building a large 700 plus library and game center at the Genesis

Shelter.  Genesis Women's Shelter & Support was established in 1985 as a

shelter for women and their children fleeing domestic violence. Since

its founding, Genesis has added a transitional housing facility -

Annie's House - and a non-residential counseling facility - Genesis

Women's Outreach - to assist victims of domestic violence. Each year,

Genesis serves hundreds of women and children through its residential

programs, with hundreds more receiving counseling at its Outreach facility.

 

Genesis Shelter - Annie's House is a safe haven for victims of domestic

violence.  The shelter gives women an opportunity to find a new

beginning to their lives. Women and their children will stay at the

shelter for months. During this time having a form of entertainment and

education is important.  While volunteering at the shelter Alex realized

these residents did not have a collection of books and games at their

disposal. Alex spent over 125 hours brainstorming, planning, leading

volunteers in cataloging the items into an electronic check in/out

system, building and painting the shelves, organizing the products on

site and training the staff.

 

Since the completion of the library, Genesis has asked Alex to become a

member of their teen board, STAR. Students Tackle Abusive

Relationships.  During her time on the board Alex will be able to show

her support through holiday parties for the children at the shelter,

various fund raising events, educating the community about Genesis and

speaking to youth in her community about domestic violence.

 

Alex has been a member of Girl Scouts since 2nd grade and says the

program has taught her valuable life skills. "I realized my potential

for making a small difference in the world," she said. "Girl scouts

showed me that it is important to work hard for my goals and issues I

believe in. I learned I can lead a large group of people over an

extended period of time and I expanded my written and communication

skills by asking for donations and managing the delivery, installation and

unveiling of the new library at Genesis.  Huge thank you to Half Price

Books for their donation!"

 

The Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can earn,

combines leadership development, career exploration and community

service.  It culminates in an 80 plus hour leadership project that each

girl plans and executes according to her own interest and passions. Each

girl must discover an issue in the community, connect with experts and

community members, and take action to effect positive change.

 

For more information about Girl Scouts, call Girl Scouts of Northeast

Texas at 972-349-2400. Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas is 26,600 girls

and 12,500 adult members strong. That's nearly 40,000 girls and adults

who believe every girl can change the world! We have girls reaching

their fullest potential in 32 northeast Texas counties. Our girls are

discovering what’s important to them, connecting with their community,

and taking action to make the world a better place!

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The Jesuit Rangerettes celebrate successes at the American Dance/Drill Team Officer camp in Rockwall, TX and Line camp in Dallas, TX.  The Officers brought home All American Team of the Day and All American Team of the Week. In addition, the Officers were awarded the Diamond Sweepstakes award for performing 3 routines with scores of 90 or above. Our Officers were also awarded the Home Routine Award and Creative Choreography Award. 

During line camp our ladies achieved great success by bringing home multiple awards.

  • Angelina S, Natalya H, Courtney L, Laura C & Cydian W were awarded All American Kick Company. 

  • Miss High Kick recipient was Courtney L.

  • Taylor L, Michelle A & Eva H won the Gussie Nell Davis Dancers of the Week.

  • Spirit of ADTS recipients are Christina D, Catherine M & Jillian C.

  • ADTS Pizazz recipients are Cydian W, Zoe G & Abigail W.

  • All American Honorable Mention recipients are Lauren O, Mattia C, Cydian W, Caroline K, Hannah B, Kaylin H, Pier G, Jordan V, Ashton A & Caitlyn J.

  • All American Dancer recipients are Alex T, Natalya H, Grace S, Allyson P, Jordan P, Maggie S, Molly H, Courtney L, Lexi Z, Lindsey H & Laura C.

  • Allyson P, Grace S & Courtney L all received the prestigious All American Dance Company.

  • The Drill Down recipients are Natalya H, Allyson P, Lindsey H, Grace S, Laura C & Pier G.

  • Miss Drill Down was awarded to Lindsey H.

  • The highest individual award of Most Outstanding Performer went to Grace Sakalas. 

    The Jesuit Rangerettes team received the “Award of Excellence.” With so many accomplished dancers on our team over 70% of them earned the opportunity to perform at the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl New Year's Day Halftime Show and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. 

    Meanwhile, you can find us performing half time at all of the Jesuit Rangers Varsity Football games and multiple showings for Ursuline Academy.  Please keep up with us through Social Media and our website www.jesuitrangerettes.org