Shelby Dale Johnson, of Orange, auditioned this past weekend for the McNeese State University Cowgirl Kickers dance team. She was chosen to be part of the 23 member group. The dance team performs at all home football and basketball games as well as many civic functions in Southwest Louisiana and all McNeese spirit functions on campus.

Shelby Dale is a senior at Orangefield High School where she will graduate Cum Laude in May and is the Captain of the Sophisticats drill team. This is her 17th year of dance with Lorna Badon School of Fine Arts and has been dancing with the Orange Jazz Co. for 4 years.

Shelby Dale is the daughter of Joey Dale Dronett & Chris Johnson; granddaughter of Janie & Tommy Melton, David Johnson & Reva Holstead; & great-granddaughter of Grady Johnson.