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  Anderson University Student Wins Special Olympics Spirit Award

Paige Dockins, an AU Freshman from Anderson, recently won the 2009 South Carolina Special Olympics Spirit Award. The award is a statewide honor presented annually to the individual who best exemplifies the dedication and unselfish efforts associated with the true spirit of the Special Olympics.


Dockins, who is currently in her second semester at AU with plans of majoring in special education, was presented with the award in Myrtle Beach at a meeting of administrators for the South Carolina Special Olympics.


Of the award Dockins stated, “Winning the Special Olympics Spirit Award is a great honor and I was truly surprised and touched to be recognized. The opportunity to be involved in Special Olympics over the last several years has allowed me the ability to develop long-term relationships. The relationships and friendships with the athletes and other coaches have taught me to be ever thankful for the blessings and abilities that God gives us.”

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