The Tyler Junior College Apache Belles recently introduced the teamâ€™s 67th line during the annual Formal Announcements in Wise Auditorium.
During the event, Apache Belles Director Jasilyn Schaefer introduced this yearâ€™s 50-member team, the Belles debuted this yearâ€™s high-kick routine, and the 2014-15 officers were announced, according to a TJC news release.
Head dance captain is Natalie Hinrichs, of Weatherford. Dance captains are Destiny Eaton, Weatherford; Jayda Gray, Grand Prairie; Madeline Jones, Tyler; and Shelby Knox, Garland.Â
â€śFormal Announcements is the culmination of the hard work of the first week of training camp and it marks a memorable time in the experience of each Apache Belle,â€ť Mrs. Schaefer said. â€śThe new freshmen receive their Ap-ache Belle drop, which is the necklace that symbolizes their position as an Apache Belle.â€ť
The Formal Announcements event has been a tradition since the 1980s.
â€śThey are an emotional and exciting time for every Apache Belle, both past and present,â€ť Mrs. Schaefer said.
The 2014-15 Apache Belles and Guard rosters include:Â
Sophomores: Anais Alarcon, Venezuela; Abigail Cook-Saunders, Austin; Bianca DeLeon, Burleson; Destiny Eaton, Weatherford; Allison Germany, Chapel Hill; Jayda Gray, Grand Prairie; Jacy Hinkle, Mansfield; Natalie Hinrichs, Weatherford; Jordan Ho-ward, Red Oak; Taylor James, Houston; Madeline Jensen, Denton; Madeline Jones, Tyler; Shelby Knox, Garland; Rebeckah Mar-kum, Hallsville; Mariah Martin, Arlington; Melissa Matkin, Irving; Danielle Montemayor, Mesquite; Syerra Nelms, Flower Mound; Ashton Rush, Arlington; Hannah Shipley, Lindale; Allison Terrell, Navasota; Lauren Um-phress, McKinney; Amanda Urdiales, San Antonio; and Mariana Valdez, Denton.
Freshmen: Brittany Ad-amcik, Red Oak; Jamie Apoderado, Tyler.Â
Chloe Cabrera, Coppell; Jamilia Carson, Fort Worth; Hannah Chase, Wylie; Ana DeLoza, Carrollton; Elizabeth Dietrich, Denton; Alyson Herberger, Long-view; Macy Hill, Waxahachie; Taylor Isaacks, Humble; Dynasti Jefferson, Shreveport, La.; Olivia Johnson, Bullard; Tara LaFoy, League City; Dalia Lopez, Garland; Libby Lowery, Kingwood; Morgan Marquess, Brownsboro; Courtney Moore, Plano; Paola Platero, Houston; Andrea Presley, Longview; Kelley Jo Sawyer, Richardson; Chandler Smith, Gladewater; Courtney Smith, Lewisville; Kirstyn Strand, Weatherford; Alexandria Truemner, Longview; Briana Webster, Irving; and Jaci Wickham, Cypress.
Apache Belle Guard: Ben Heath, West Columbia; Montana Hadin, Sacramento, California; Austin Mann, Tyler; Tobias Drawhorn, Chapel Hill; and Cooper Spurgin, Red Oak.
Athletic trainer is Kourtney Williams, Chapel Hill.
The Apache Bellesâ€™ first halftime performance this year will be in the TJC Apaches season opener against the Trinity Valley Community College Cardinals at 7 p.m. Saturday at Bruce Field in Athens.
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