Giselle Cervantes: Area 19 Athlete Spotlight

April 21, 2020 | Updated: April 23, 2020

Giselle Cervantes

Giselle Cervantes is a Special Olympics athlete from El Paso, Texas. She competes in numerous sports throughout the year such as; gymnastics, swimming, ice skating, basketball, volleyball, track and field, cycling, golf, bowling, and flag football. She started Special Olympics with Hanks High School in 2008 and graduated from Hanks High School 2015. After graduating from Hanks High School, Giselle continued to compete in Special Olympics with St. Mark’s Delegation. Giselle Cervantes has participated in area games but her next dream and goal is to win a gold medal in Aquatics at a State Competition. Giselle embraces the true meaning of being a Special Olympics’ Athlete; she always tries her best and is brave in overcoming new challenges. Some of the best advice Giselle has received from her coaches is to “Always give it your best.” When Giselle is at practice or at a competition she always does her best to listen to her coaches, making her a well-rounded athlete. She loves all the sports she participates in and shows up with a smile and positive attitude to competitions. Her best memory of Special Olympics is when she won her first gold medal in Gymnastics at an area competition, she will never forget that accomplishment. Special Olympics has improved Giselle’s athletic abilities, and she has gained many friends!
Giselle’s greatest accomplishment is winning Athlete of the Year! Giselle plans to become a Global Messenger in the future. She also wants to participate in State Games, National Games, and of course World Games.  Giselle loves her team and the volunteers at Special Olympics. She is also a young lady who is not afraid to speak up and ask questions. When Giselle is not participating in Special Olympics she makes sure she gives back to her community by volunteering at her church by making flower arrangements, and dancing in the folkorico dance team.

Fun Facts about Giselle
Random Surprise Fact: I can ice-skate!
Best Advice Given: Always do your best!
Favorite Hobbies: Dancing, painting, going shopping, & watching TV
Favorite Band/Singer: Josh Groban
Favorite Hero/Idol: Wonder Woman
Favorite Sports Teams: Golden State Warriors
Favorite Food: Spaghetti
Favorite Place to Visit: New York City
Favorite Movie/TV Show: Big Bang Theory
Favorite thing about Special Olympics: Meeting new people

Other Talents/Facts: I can play the piano and I love animals