Abel Andrew Hawkins son of Abel G. Hawkins and Cindy Barrera is this weeks Teen of the Week.

Future Plans:

-My plans after high school are to attend Texas A&M University Corpus Christi and fulfill my dream if becoming a Physical Therapist.

Accomplishments and Honors:

-I have completed 4 years of high school Cross-Country and Soccer. I am a 4-year letterman in Cross-Country and a 3-year letterman in Soccer. I've had the privilege of running at the Regional Cross Country Meet in San Antonio as a team after qualifying from our District twice out of my four seasons. I have also received AII District Honorable Mention honors throughout my Soccer seasons.

Best Advice I've ever Received:

-"Be careful who you upset today because they may be your boss tomorrow." My dad has always told me that and it's pretty much self explanatory.

Where do I see myself in 5 years?

-At this point I see myself getting my Masters in Physical Therapy.

If you could change anything about this world, what would it be and why?

-The one thing I would change would have to be the way family dinners are in the present. Though this may seem like such a minor aspect of our lives, it is this time that can be most precious to us. Instead of always being on social media/texting like we do now, I think it's important to put the phone down every once in a while and observe the beauty of the world which does not get as much credit as it should. Technology already takes up a big part of our lives, so setting this time aside for your loved ones is important to grow and bond as a family.

If you could invite 3 people to dinner, (other than relatives) who would they be and why?

-I would invite The King himself, George Strait, just to listen to some of his songs up close and personal. I would also invite Cristiano Ronaldo just to talk about some soccer and possibly shoot around with him. Last but not least I would invite my best friend Kris Garcia, just so he could experience it with me.

Favorites:

*Food- Lasagna

*Book- Beowulf

*Movie- The Lone Ranger

*Town in Texas- Bandera

*Vacation Spot- Ruidoso, New Mexico

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