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Meet the Victoria East Golden Sabers

By KBell
Oct. 6, 2011 at 5:06 a.m.

Rebekah Guajardo leads a line of Golden Saber Dancers of Victoria East High School as they perform during the halftime show of a football game on Sept. 24 at Memorial Stadium.

Rebekah Guajardo leads a line of Golden Saber Dancers of Victoria East High School as they perform during the halftime show of a football game on Sept. 24 at Memorial Stadium.

The Victoria East High School Golden Sabers are more than a dance team, they're a sisterhood.

Even with 29 girls crammed in a dance studio for hours a week, this year's senior leaders agree their team is a drama-free zone.

"I couldn't be more proud to be a part of this organization. It doesn't just help me be a better dancer, it helps me learn respect, discipline and responsibility and to take pride in what I do," said senior Sarah Morales, the team's colonel.

That's because the Sabers stand by their motto, KIRRF: kindness, integrity, respect, responsibility and faith.

"We always are talking about being classy ladies, and creating a positive environment in our school and community," said director Misty Calvez.

Senior captain Lauren Perez said she looks forward to coming to practices because of the encouraging atmosphere.

"It sure does help the future. It helps you go through life the right way," Lauren said.

Calvez said Sarah and Lauren, the Sabers' two seniors, have the makings of good leaders because they prioritize building up the younger members of the team.

In the two years since the Golden Sabers have entertained Titan fans, Calvez said the red-sequin clad ladies have established a reputation for togetherness that only fortifies by the day.

And the team's principles permeate beyond the youngsters, too.

"I just love this team, and I have great parents," Calvez said. "It just takes all of us. It takes a village."

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