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Students At Pittsburgh Carmalt Decorate Door To Honor Kobe Bryant And Daughter Gianna

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Local Pittsburgh students designed a door to honor Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna.

(Photo Credit: Pittsburgh Public School/Facebook)

Therapeutic students in grades 1-3 at Pittsburgh Carmalt decorated their door to honor the basketball star and his daughter.

In January, a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California killed nine people — including Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter.

Notable Pittsburgh natives and athletes expressed sorrow after Bryant's death.

The designed featured inspiration quotes and a picture of Bryant holding his daughter.

"The class discussed one of his many motivational quotes, "Life is too short to get bogged down and discouraged. You have to keep moving. You have to keep going." Then, students wrote what the quote means to them by completing the sentence starters, "Life is too short to worry about________. I'm going to keep moving and stay positive by_______," a post on Facebook by Pittsburgh Public School said.

Dr. Anthony Hamlet is hosting the 2020 Black History Month Door Decorating Contest. PPS schools participating submitted their favorite decorated door, with Facebook deciding the winner.

The district says all the entries are now on their Facebook page. Whichever photo honoring Black History Month gets the most likes will win a pizza party for the winning classroom and breakfast for the school staff. Winners will be announced on Feb. 27.

The district says the annual door contest encourages schools to work together, get creative, get students involved and celebrate the rich history and contributions of African Americans.

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