The Tyler Junior College Apache Belles recently introduced the team’s 67th line during the annual Formal Announcements in Wise Auditorium.
During the event, Apache Belles Director Jasilyn Schaefer introduced this year’s 50-member team, the Belles debuted this year’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.
“Formal 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,” Mrs. Schaefer said. “The new freshmen receive their Ap-ache Belle drop, which is the necklace that symbolizes their position as an Apache Belle.”
The Formal Announcements event has been a tradition since the 1980s.
“They are an emotional and exciting time for every Apache Belle, both past and present,” Mrs. Schaefer said.
The 2014-15 Apache Belles and Guard rosters include:
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.
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 Belles’ 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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