Archive for May, 2011

Highland Belles Have a New Director: She’s From Walter Kelly’s Former School

Posted by    |    May 5th, 2011 at 9:58 am

Coincidence? You tell me. This is from the I-don’t-report-the-news-I-just-cut-and-paste-it file:

Shannon Harty Carlton was named Highland Park High School’s Belles Director May 5.

Ms. Harty Carlton brings nine years of experience as a high school dance and drill team director to Highland Park ISD. She comes to HPISD from Richardson ISD, where she served as director of the Desperados Country and Western Performance team at Richardson High School and as director of the Highlandette Drill team at Lake Highlands High School. She also directed the Hyline dance team at Westlake High School in Eanes ISD. As a college student, she was captain and sergeant of the legendary Kilgore College Rangerettes.

“Shannon has a history of excellence in leading dance and drill teams, beginning with her days a Rangerette and extending through her experience as the director of some of the top high school programs in Texas,” HPHS Principal Walter Kelly said. “She has consistently demonstrated the ability to combine the traditions of an existing program with the key elements of unity and teamwork among the ranks.” (more…)