Panther Pride, JV Drill present all-new Christmas Spectacular show Friday night

Nayelie Sarabia and Jada Ash, Lufkin High School Panther Growls staff members

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Panther Pride drill team members rehearse for their 2019 production of Christmas Spectacular. The show is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, in the Tom Jack Lucas Auditorium. General admission tickets are $5. (Photo by ANDY ADAMS/Lufkin ISD)

 

The Lufkin High School Panther Pride and JV Drill have been bringing holiday spirit through their annual Christmas Spectacular show for many years.

Director Johnna Walker, Assistant Director Caron Cook and JV Drill Director Debbie Hemphill have devoted their time to continuing the show as a tradition. They have been getting ready for the all-new 2019 version of Christmas Spectacular, which the dancers will perform this week.

Panther Pride Captain Katie Davis rehearses for the drill team’s 2019 production of Christmas Spectacular. The show is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, in the Tom Jack Lucas Auditorium. General admission tickets are $5. (Photo by ANDY ADAMS/Lufkin ISD)

“The girls have been physically training since August, throughout football season, which keeps them in shape, flexible and ready to learn new dances,” Cook said.

This year the directors decided to change things up a bit, wtih new dances, costumes, skits and props. The girls want to bring a whole new light on a whole new show that is an old-time tradition. Now being turned over to a new generation, the show is only expected to improve throughout the years to come.

The directors said they are not totally sure what to expect with the new show, but they hope it will be a cute, fun and interactive show for families.

Members of the Panther Pride drill team include officers Capt. Katie Davis, Lt. Kiley Garrett, Lt. Grace Montes, Lt. Alyssa Nunn, Lt. Haylee Ritter; seniors Lisette Aguilar, Meiah Cordero, Tia Davis, Arely Escalera, Yessica Limon, Cinthya Lopez, Misti Mills, Angeli Sandoval, Jackie Sida, Mackenzie Wittman; returning members Maria Arellano, Blayre Brent, Briley Bowers, America Diaz, Alysa Foughty, MarShaylin Martin, Emiley Medellin, Ainsley Miller, Brooke Randolph, Angela Rodriguez, Nayelie Sarabia, Mikayla Spillman and Shelby Young; and new members Brianna Aguilar, Mallory Butler, Rossy Camarillo, Madison Crisp, Mariah Figgs, Malaya Fluellen, Alejandra Herrera, Lauren Lair, Kaitlyn Lea, Brianna Luna, Randi McDaniel, Izabella Morales, Aubrie Morris, Dharti Patel, Mia Sandoval, Autumn Squiers, Jayden Tanton, Sania Thomas, Addison Thompson, Mikaela Torres and Obriyah Webb. Managers are Emma Carlile, Colby Payne and Kylie Redard.

Members of the JV Drill squad include returning members Cierra Giles, Sylvia Lopez, Siaida Mickey, Kayla Roberts and Tangela Ross; and new members Chloe Camp, Delaney Chacon, Presley Cook, Savanna Durham, Kierra Earls, Samantha Havard, Rosio Hernandez, Madison Johnson, Delaney Koonce, Allyson Lea, Princess Perez, Natalie Rodriguez, Tanya Sexton, Ashley Silva, Addyson Soderquist, Briley Stevens and Denitra Watkins. Managers are Taide Cortez, Star Hernandez, Kirsten Patton and Nathalia Segura.

The Panther Pride and JV Drill will perform the show for the public at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, in the Tom Jack Lucas Auditorium on the LHS campus. General admission tickets will be $5.

 

Panther Pride drill team members rehearse for their 2019 production of Christmas Spectacular. The show is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, in the Tom Jack Lucas Auditorium. General admission tickets are $5. (Photo by ANDY ADAMS/Lufkin ISD)