We are just over the "hump" in contest season. We have completed
11 contests and have 9 more to go!! This weekend we are a little closer to
home with a contest in McKinney (48 teams!! doubled from last year!!) and
Austin (at our new location at McNeil HS) for the High School State
I know that the Texas schools have been busy this week with TAAS testing.
I hope that you teachers have caught up on all of your reading material while
monitoring the tests!
I am proud to let you know that the Gussie Nell Davis Dance Classic this past
weekend raised over $8000 for Rangerette Scholarships and we have completed the
first American Dance/Drill Team scholarship ($12,500 endowed) that will be
awarded this fall and another one started for next year! The Kilgore
Rangerettes were our gracious hostesses and we were thrilled by their
flawless performance of the Revels production number on the stage of Dodson
If you haven't visited lately, these are some good web sites for dance/drill
Many of you are now counting the days until Spring Break. Spring is time
to do some "spring cleaning." Debbie Byrd sent me a meaningful
passage below about "Time to Throw
Out..." I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Have a great week!
Joyce E. Pennington, Pres. CEO
American Dance/Drill Team
and the ADTS office staff
IT'S TIME TO THROW IT OUT
I Threw It Out......
Last Week I threw out Worrying, it was getting old and in the way. It kept me
from being me; I couldn't do things my way. I threw out those Inhibitions;
they were just crowding me out.
Made room for my New Growth, got rid of my old dreams and doubts. I threw out a
book on MY PAST (didn't have time to read it anyway). Replaced it with New
Goals, started reading it today. I threw out childhood toys (remember how I
treasured them so?)
Got me a NEW PHILOSOPHY too, threw out the one from long ago. Bought in some new
books too, called I CAN, I WILL, and I MUST. Threw out I might, I think and I
ought. WOW, You should've seen the dust.
I ran across an OLD FRIEND, haven't seen him in a while. I believe his
name is GOD, Yes, I really like his style. He helped me to do some
cleaning and added some thing's himself. Like PRAYER, HOPE and FAITH, Yes
I placed them right on the shelf. I picked up this special thing and
placed it at the front door.
I FOUND IT - its called PEACE. Nothing gets me down anymore. Yes, I've got
my house looking nice. Looks good around the place. For things like Worry
and Trouble there just isn't any place. Its good to do a little house cleaning,
get rid of the old things on the shelf. It sure makes things brighter; maybe you
should TRY IT YOURSELF.
"There is a right time for everything: ... A time to find; A time to
A time for keeping; A time for throwing away;"
Ecclesiastes 3:1,6 TLB