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Pirates visit Shaler Area Middle School

| Thursday, May 18, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
Pittsburgh Pirate Jose Osuna greets Shaler Area Middle School students May 17, 2017 after the students won a Jackie Robinson essay contest.
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Pittsburgh Pirate Jose Osuna greets Shaler Area Middle School students May 17, 2017 after the students won a Jackie Robinson essay contest.
Pittsburgh Pirate Gift Ngoepe watches Samantha Hennen try and eat a cookie from her forehead during an assembly May 17, 2017 at Shaler Area Middle School.
Louis Raggiunti | For the Tribune-Review
Pittsburgh Pirate Gift Ngoepe watches Samantha Hennen try and eat a cookie from her forehead during an assembly May 17, 2017 at Shaler Area Middle School.
Maranda McCauley had to open up a piece of gum with socks on her hands and blow a bubble while the Pirate Parrot watches during an assembly on May 17, 2017 at Shaler Area Middle School. The students won the assembly through an essay contest about Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson.
Louis Raggiunti | For the Tribune-Review
Maranda McCauley had to open up a piece of gum with socks on her hands and blow a bubble while the Pirate Parrot watches during an assembly on May 17, 2017 at Shaler Area Middle School. The students won the assembly through an essay contest about Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson.
Karalyne Nash and Pittsburgh Pirate Johnny Barbato participate in a cookie eating contest as part of an assembly on May 17, 2017 at Shaler Area Middle School.
Louis Raggiunti | For the Tribune-Review
Karalyne Nash and Pittsburgh Pirate Johnny Barbato participate in a cookie eating contest as part of an assembly on May 17, 2017 at Shaler Area Middle School.
Shaler Area Middle School students won an essay writing contest featuring Jackie Robinson, resulting in an assembly hosted by the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 17, 2017.
Louis Raggiunti | For the Tribune-Review
Shaler Area Middle School students won an essay writing contest featuring Jackie Robinson, resulting in an assembly hosted by the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 17, 2017.

Shaler Area Middle School students won an essay writing contest featuring Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson. The reward for their effort was an assembly hosted by the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 17, 2017.

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