LHHS alum Lucy White receives her Cotton Bowl watch from Goodyear Cotton Bowl VP of Communications Charlie Fiss on Friday. Photo credit: Ian Halperin

When you tune in to today’s Cotton Bowl Classic on ESPN – or if you’re headed to the big game at AT&T Stadium – keep an eye out for Lake Highlands’ own Lucy White. Lucy is a second year member of the famed Kilgore Rangerettes, the high-kicking drill team that has performed at Cotton Bowl pregame and halftime festivities for almost 70 years.

If you’re looking for more Lake Highlands connections to the game, Notre Dame’s “Band of the Fighting Irish” was practicing at Wildcat Stadium Thursday, and the Clemson Tiger Band was here Friday. Video of Notre Dame’s rehearsal may be viewed on their Facebook page here. Members of the Lake Highlands High School Highlandette drill team will be on the field during pregame festivities holding onto the giant flag.

In this photo, Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic VP of Communication Charlie Fiss presents Lucy, who danced as an Highlandette lieutenant before heading off to Kilgore College, with a commemorative watch. Each year in a special ceremony, sophomore Rangerettes are given watches by the Cotton Bowl in appreciation for their service to the bowl.

Today’s game kicks off at 3 p.m., and the winner will play for the national championship January 7th.