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Celtics host Stay in School assembly at Jackson Mann

Posted by Justin Rice  March 28, 2013 10:22 AM

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Paul Pierce headlined a Stay in School assembly at the Jackson Mann school in Alston earlier this week. (Photo courtesy of the Boston Celtics)

Boston Celtics Paul Pierce, Jordan Crawford and Terrence Williams visited with students at the Jackson Mann School and Horace Mann School for the Deaf earlier this week as part of the Celtics' Stay in School program.

Sponsored by Arbella Insurance Group, the assembly honored high-achieving students and encouraged them to continue to take pride in their school work.

The players emphasized the use of the acronym P.R.I.D.E., which stands for Perseverance; Respect; Integrity; Decisions; Education. The players also conducted a mini basketball clinic and left tickets to an upcoming Celtics home game to reward students.

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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