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Shantika Hawkins

Athlete, Athletics

Hometown: Palmyra

How many years have you been in Special Olympics, and with which sports?
6 years- track and field, basketball and softball

What does attending the USA Games mean to you?
Winning the Gold with my team that it's an honor to be attending

How are you preparing for the USA Games? Practicing with my teammates

How has Special Olympics changed your life?
[Special Olympics] has taught me how to work hard and push towards my goals.