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Welcome to the Pantherette Drill Team page!  We are so excited about the 2018-19 year for several reasons.
 
First, the Pantherettes will be going to competition in February.  It has been several years since this organization has been to a competition, and we are looking forward to having this group return to the competitive atmosphere.  The girls are working very hard on their dance skills and choreography.  Once competition is over, and we have our auditions for the next year, we will be celebrating 55 years of entertaining Panther fans with a Spring Showcase.  Be sure to check back often for updates.
 
 
Meet your Directors!
 
Megan Bedre: Director
Megan comes to Westwood with over 20 years of dance experience.  Mrs. Bedre has experience in the following areas: drill team, competition, musical theatre, jazz, hip hop, pom, lyrical, modern, and novelty. She graduated from Palestine High School where she was a member of the Kik-Kat Drill Team.  She served two years as Lieutenant.  Following graduation, Mrs. Bedre went to Trinity Valley Community College where she was a member of the Cardette Drill Team.  She received an Associates Degree in Computer Science before moving to Tyler to get her Bachelor Degree in Computer Information Systems from UT Tyler.  While in Tyler, Megan was part of a five-member dance line for Tyler Junior College's Indoor Drumline.  Upon returning to Palestine, Megan completed her teaching credentials before taking a job at Palestine Junior High School.  She started a competitive dance team at the junior high level.  The team had a successful three-year run under Mrs. Bedre's direction before she decided to call Westwood "home."  She is currently teaching 7th grade Technology Applications, is the Advisor for the WJHS Yearbook, and co-sponsors the National Junior Honor Society.  Megan is married to her husband of 5 1/2 years, Barry, and they had their first child on September 1, 2018.
 
Delaney Knight: Assistant Director
Delaney Knight joins Westwood High School serving as a Family & Consumer Science teacher.  She is currently teaching Lifetime Nutrition & Wellness, Human Growth & Development, Introduction to Culinary and Culinary.  Delaney also serves as sponsor for FCCLA in addition to being the Assistant Director for the Pantherettes. Prior to this school year, Lubbock had been her lifelong home. She moved to Palestine to join her fiancé (now husband, Zac) who is an engineer at Vulcraft in Grapeland.  Delaney is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Development & Family Studies with a teaching certificate in Family & Consumer Science. She taught Family & Consumer Science courses for two years at Roosevelt High School just outside of Lubbock.  Delaney’s dance and gymnastics background began at age two. She competed in gymnastics as well as two different competitive dance teams. These dance teams traveled and competed group dances in jazz, ballet, lyrical and hip hop. She also helped coach a youth hip hop team while competing in the senior level competitive hip-hop team. During high school, Delaney was on the Pom (Dance) team and served as Captain her senior year.
If you are Pantherette Alumni, please do not hesitate to leave your contact information with us...We want to stay in touch and keep you updated on all of our upcoming events!
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