Welcome to Pine Tree Precision
Captain: Abby Tyler
Senior LT: Mackenzie Rumpel
Junior LT: Josie Hodgin
Junior LT: Averi Johnson
Junior LT: Maggie Ogle
President: Alivia Leary
Vice President: Kelsie Carmical
Historian: Makenna Goodeman
Secretary: Makenzie Clayton
Chaplain: Kyla Scott
About PT Precision
The purpose of the Precision Drill Team is to encourage quality performance, academic standards, loyal school spirit, and high personal values among its members. Through the development of dance technique, leadership, cooperation, self-discipline and sportsmanship in each individual member, the Precision will fulfill this purpose for Pine Tree High School and the community of the Pine Tree Independent School District.
The Precision Dance Team is a year-round program with many fun and exciting opportunities. The Precision performs at high school football games during halftime and in the stands. They also perform at student pep rallies, community events, and the Longview Christmas parade. The Precision has an annual Spring Show that showcases several styles of dance and individual talents. The Precision also travels for special performances that include: Walt Disney World, the Cotton Bowl, Carnival Cruise Lines, Sea World, Fiesta Texas, and many more.
Tryouts for the Precision Drill Team are held in late Spring for the upcoming academic school year. Students may enroll in the Precision Prep Class offered at Pine Tree High School to prepare for Precision tryouts.
Being a member of the Pine Tree Precision is a great opportunity to learn responsibility, self-discipline, and being part of a team. The endurance, persistence, and fortitude the girls learn while on the Precision will serve them well as they meet the demands of their futures in college and beyond.
Precision Drill Team Director
Laycen Watson, the Director of the Pine Tree Precision Drill Team, grew up in Kilgore, TX and is a graduate of Kilgore High School. She was a four year member of the KHS Hi-Steppers and served as Lieutenant her junior and senior year.
Laycen then attended Texas State University where she was a four year member of the Texas State Strutters, Jazz Elite Performing Squad, and Pom Squad. While on Strutters, Laycen served as Sophomore Lieutenant, Junior Captain, and Head Captain her senior year. With the Strutters, she performed at Disneyland Paris, the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the 2016 Presidential Inaugural Parade, and the 2016 Texas Black Tie and Boots Gala in Washington, D.C. Laycen was a Senator at Large in Student Government, a member of Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, and selected as a Council of Scholars member. Laycen graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Dance. Upon graduation, she moved back to East Texas and began her career as the Assistant Director of the Southern Belles Drill Team at Tyler Legacy High School.
This will be Laycen's fifth teaching and her second year at Pine Tree. She loves PTISD and is proud to be a pirate!