DCC Alumni Spotlight – Sara Fulghum
Not long into my rookie season, I found out that there was a former DCC from MY hometown, Shreveport/Bossier, Louisiana! I couldn’t believe it and figured she must have moved there after I left for college. After chatting with my DCC (and hometown sister), I learned that Sara Fulghum was born and raised in Bossier City, Louisiana. Being from Shreveport, which is literally over the bridge from Bossier, I instantly felt connected to her!
Sara spent her whole life dancing. In fact, she was very close to the owner of Vicki’s School of Dance—a very well-known studio in the city. This studio has been around for 50 years now, and Sara has been a part of it since she was a baby. Sara, like her mom, Vicki, is very passionate about dance. Sara’s mom was only 15 years old when she opened Vicki’s School of Dance, so it was no surprise to learn that Sara began assisting classes at the age of 12. Upon completion of high school, Sara graduated from Vicki’s and was on to her next adventure. She knew she just “wasn’t done dancing.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column]
Sara accomplished many things in her career as a DCC (1999—2001). She was on Show Group as a Rookie and a Veteran. She went on many USO tours, performed in countless shows, and met some amazing people. But Sara says that DCC was so much more than those things for her. As she reminisced on the years she spent on the team, Sara says that her closest, dearest friends are from DCC. They’ve become her family and she will drop anything to be there for them– it’s a “sisterhood,” she says. Sara’s Group Leaders had a big impact on her. Terra Watson Saunders and Pennie Booker Marshall helped her and taught her key lessons that she will never forget. Sara says that aside from having her twin boys and being their mom, being a DCC was the greatest thing she ever got to be a part of. It taught her how to be. So much of who she is today she learned during the two short years there- proper etiquette, communication skills, and making sure she smiles and looks into the eyes of everyone she meets. Sara says “Always make sure you treat others in such a way that they feel as if they are the only person in the world.” DCC shaped who she is as a person.
I loved getting to know Sara. I discovered our stories are more similar than I originally thought. From growing up in the same area, to being someone that the team grew to love. Sara being nicknamed “Crawdad” for her country, vibrant demeanor and me being called “Sasshlee” for bringing my Louisiana girl sass to any room. From things falling right into place because of God’s intentional hand, and everything in between. A newfound duo–an addition to each of our stories. Sara is a DCC to remember.