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The Full Story

      In 1972 Pricilla Crocket, a former Conroe Golden Girl, formed the Willis High School Sweethearts.  She presented the idea to the school board and was given permission for the Sweethearts to dance at football half time shows, all basketball games and to be part of the Homecoming parade as long as she could find a teacher sponsor.  They presented their first self-choreographed flag routine at the Coldspring-Willis game fall of 1972.  They were fully self-funded holding bake sales throughout the year and a dance to raise money.  The Sweethearts were given patterns and had to sew their own uniforms, in the iconic Willis purple and white.  

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Purpose

     The purpose of the Sweethearts Dance Team is to encourage quality performance, high academic standards, loyal school spirit, and high personal values among its members. 

     Through the development of dance technique, leadership, cooperation, self-discipline, and sportsmanship in each individual member, the Sweetheart Dance Team will fulfill its purpose for the benefit of  Willis High School and the community of Willis Independent School District. 

Current Leadership

Kaylee Trotter

 

     Kaylee previously was the Assistant Director of the College Park Reveliers. Prior to her first position, she graduated from Texas A&M in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology.  While at Texas A&M, she was a member of Dance Arts Society and interned at James Earl Rudder High School with the dance department and RangeRettes.

     Additionally, Kaylee  is an active member of the Texas Dance Educators' Association and served as a 2019 Dance Intern. She currently serves as a Senior staff member for TrendSetters Dance Company, which she has worked with since March 2018.

     She grew up in  Tomball, TX where she graduated from Tomball Memorial High School in 2016. During her high school career, she was a member of the Silver Stars serving as an elite member, Junior Lieutenant, and Senior Lieutenant.

     This year will mark her 4th year teaching, and her 2nd year as a head director. Ms. Trotter is so excited to lead the Sweethearts organization, and continue the tradition of excellence!

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Previous Leadership

1972 - 1973

1973 - 1974

1974 - 1976

1977 - 1981

1982 - 1985

1985 - 1986

1986 - 1993

1993 - 1998

1998 - 2000

2001 - 2003

2003 - 2020

2020 - 2021

2021 - 2022

2022 - Present

Pricilla Crocket 
Linda Rodgers and Debbie Verche
Student Led
Barbara Teague and Terri Carroll 

Roberta “Bobbie” Gilhousen

Donna Partick

Mitzi Phillips 

Tessie Malone

Cyndi Vaughn

Tessie Malone

Katie Cade

Katy Giroux

Amanda Quesada

Kaylee Trotter

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