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UNLV Rebels hosted virtual assembly for CCSD students

Posted at 5:46 PM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 20:46:21-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — With schools closed and kids home during this unprecedented and challenging time, UNLV Athletics partnered with the Clark County School District to hold a virtual school assembly today.

UNLV men’s basketball sophomore Marvin Coleman, a 2018 Foothill High School graduate, moderated the panel, which was made up of Rebel student-athletes all from Las Vegas and former CCSD student-athletes.

The panel shared their stories of perseverance to become Division I student-athletes, also discussing the importance of building good study habits, preparing for college, expanding horizons, how to be a good teammate and overcoming adversity among other topics.

They also shared a congratulatory message to the high school graduation class of 2020.

“Sports can galvanize a community, while education expands horizons,” said UNLV Director of Athletics Desiree Reed-Francois. “Our student-athletes have some amazing and inspirational stories. Thank you to CCSD for their partnership on this initiative and we look forward to sharing the transformative power of sport with our young people throughout the valley.”