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Two BPS students to receive surprise college scholarships at Celtics game

Posted by Justin Rice  November 6, 2012 10:03 AM

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Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley, Boston Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca and Sun Life executives will surprise two Boston schools high school seniors with college scholarships before the Celtics' game against the Washington Wizards at TD Garden on Wednesday night.

The scholarships are awarded through the Sun Life Rising Star Awards program, which will provide $110,000 in grants and scholarships to Boston students and nonprofit organizations this year.

Through the program, Sun Life has granted nearly $3 million to 54 students and 47 nonprofit organizations across the country.

“Sinking a game-winning basket seems effortless compared to what these two outstanding Boston students overcame to achieve academic success,” a press release for the event said. “The students will receive Sun Life Rising Star Award scholarships for their remarkable achievements and meet Bradley on the famed parquet floor for autographs after they watch the game from a private suite with families and friends.”

Justin A. Rice covers Boston Public school athletics. He can be reached at jrice.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeJustinRice or @BPSspts.

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Several reporters, editors and correspondents contribute updates, news and features to the BPS Sports Blog:
  • Justin A. Rice -- A metro Detroit native, Rice is a Michigan State University (Go Spartans!) and Northeastern University graduate. Rice lives in the South End with his dog and wife, who unfortunately attended the University of Michigan ... his wife, that is. He curates the BPS Sports Blog and is always looking to write about city athletes with great stories. Have an idea? He can be reached at jrice.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeJustinRice or @BPSspts.
  • Ryan Butler -- A Rhode Island native and avid Boston sports fan, Butler played basketball, baseball and football throughout his time in Barrington Public Schools. Now currently in his middler year at Northeastern University, he joins Boston.com as a correspondent for the site's BPS coverage. Have a story idea? Contact him at butler.globe@gmail.com. Follow him on his Twitter @butler_globe.
Also expect updates from Boston.com High School sports editor Zuri Berry and the Globe staff.