WJBF Scholar Athlete: Warren County’s Justice Hawkins

Scholar Athlete Award

Justice Hawkins began playing varsity sports at Warren County when he was a freshman. Certainly, an impressive accomplishment for any freshman, but especially for Hawkins considering he was only 12 years old.

The three-sport star has excelled on the football field, basketball court and track for the Screaming Devils. He’s also one of the top students in his class, and after being moved up a grade during elementary school, Hawkins is set to graduate at 16 years old.

“I’m proud of knowing that I never gave up,” Hawkins said. “Even when I first got moved up, it was very hard, I just kept going.”

“[I’m most proud of] how mature he’s become,” Hawkins’ father, Walter Hawkins, said. “Being [moved] up a grade, graduating early, [and his ability] to juggle everything.”

“It’s unique for a kid to be that mature,” Warren County head football coach, Cherard Freeman, said. “He’s very smart and very mature. It shows how he was brought up to put [the important] things first, prioritize and get his work done.”

Hawkins plans to study marketing and sales at either Georgia Southern or West Georgia.

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