Tradition of Excellence
The history of the Golden Girls is a great one. The Golden Girls Dance/Drill Team was established in 1969 by Mr. J.L. McCullough. The Golden Girls were named after Mr. McCullough’s Alma Mater, the LSU Tigers and Golden Girls Dance Team. Under the direction of Ms. Cynthia Gibson, 35 young ladies became the original Golden Girls that year. The team has continued its traditions of excellence through performances, competitions, community service, and the support of other CHS activities. Over the years, numerous young dancers have been a part of the Golden Girls Organization. Today, many second-generation Golden Girls make up the team
Purpose of the Organization
- To promote appropriate and good spirit
- To build better relationships between schools during athletic and other school events
- To develop good sportsmanship, self-confidence, and self-discipline.
- To promote leadership.
- To encourage high morals and standards among its members.
- To develop the ability to work as a part of a group in achieving common goals; TEAMWORK.
- To represent the school and community in an exemplary manner, serve as a role model for appropriate behavior and citizenship.
- To develop and maintain a very high standard of precision dance.
Golden Girl Song:
That’s the way you spell Golden.
That’s the way you spell the best.
Take it away Golden Girls!
Golden Girls Organization Flower:
Being A Golden Girl
Being a Golden Girl means being part of a family. For many girls, this is their first opportunity to share a common bond and a close relationship with others. Learning what it means to work very closely with other girls and sharing in accomplishments and frustrations are all part of the sisterhood of Golden Girls. To be chosen as a Golden Girl is an HONOR! Being a Golden Girl means being a member of a team; a team that works together, dances together, and is TOGETHER!
The Golden Girls organization is a proud group. Not only do they provide service to their school with the support of the faculty, administration, and other groups on campus, but they also provide a service to the community. Golden Girls are ready to help when needed. The Golden Girls organization provides a real opportunity for a young lady to exert initiative, leadership, and creativity. Performing before an audience helps each young lady develop self-assurance and poise. The opportunities to grow, learn, and lead that are received through the Golden Girls organization can ease the transition from adolescence into adulthood.
A Legacy of Excellence
The Golden Girls have been under the leadership of the following directors:
Cynthia Gibson (1969-1970)
Dotye Standford Barnes (1970-1976)
Cynthia Head Thompson (1976-1980)
Diane Watson Cain (1980-1984)
Debbie Melton (1984-1985)
Betty Buchner (1985-1991)
Danielle Brasher Rapp (1991-1998)
Fayla Chambers Curry (1998-2005)
Amanda Bond (2005-2017)
Brittany Reilly (2017-2018)
Macy Lopez (Co-Director 2018 - 2021)
Victoria Woods Ferrell (Co-Director 2018 - 2021, Director 2021 - Present)
Ms. Mendoza attended and graduated from Conroe High School where she was a Golden Girl, GiGi Elite, and Senior Lieutenant. After high school, Ms. Mendoza attended Texas State University and graduated December 2021 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. During her time there she was a company member of CIM TEYA and preprofessional touring ensemble, Merge. While at Texas State she founded and directed a peer mentoring program for the division of dance; along with teaching at Main Stage Dance Studio in New Braunfels, TX. Ms. Mendoza previously assisted and student taught at Lake Travis High School where she worked with the Cavalettes and Red Rubies drill teams before being named Assistant in 2022.