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Delaney Hale is the Raiderettes’ captain during her senior year.

Q/A with senior Raiderette captain Delaney Hale

September 16, 2021

Friday is a special night as many seniors will be honored at the football game against Odessa High School. The Rider Chronicle sat down with Raiderette captain Delaney Hale to talk about her passion for dance and plans for the future.

Q: How long have you been doing dance? 

A: Since I was four, so 13 years. 

Q: What is your favorite memory from being a Raiderette? 

A: My favorite memory is performing at Disney with my team freshman year. It’s just a magical place. It was so memorable because it was a bonding experience with my team. It’s something not every dance team gets to do in their high school career. 

Q: What is your favorite tradition that the Raiderettes do? 

A: Every time before a football game or pep rally we always pray in a circle. 

Q: What has being captain taught you about yourself and your team? 

A: It taught me patience and it gave me a chance to watch my team grow in their skills and as a person. 

Q: Who has been your biggest role model/inspiration? 

A: I would say Allison Clancy because she was so positive, had a heart for God and it showed. She was a very skilled dancer, and was always helpful to others. 

Q: What about the Raiderettes will you miss the most? 

A: Of course I’ll miss my teammates, but I’ll miss dancing on the field with my dad the most. He’s my biggest fan and my role model. Dancing with my dad is so special to me. Some father and daughter bonding time and doing something we both enjoy, dancing. 

Q: What inspiration/impact do you hope to leave your team with? 

A: Being dedicated to the team and being positive. 

Q: What are your plans after high school? Do you plan to pursue dance? 

A: Yes, I plan to go to Dallas Baptist and try out for their dance team. I really plan to pursue dance after high school. 

 

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Kicking off her senior year, this is Pratt’s first official year on staff. Her interests include Jesus, music, art, trying new coffee shops, going on...

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