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At His Former School, Pitbull Motivates Kids To Ace FCAT

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Miami-bred rapper Pitbull speaks to students at his former elementary school. (Source: Eleanor Robinson/Dade Schools)

Miami-bred rapper Pitbull speaks to students at his former elementary school. (Source: Eleanor Robinson/Dade Schools)

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Armando Pérez, better known as Pitbull, paid a surprise visit to his former elementary school on Friday morning.

The Cuban-American rapper gave a short motivational speech to Sylvania Heights Elementary’s 3rd-, 4th- and 5th-grade students, who are gearing up to take the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test 2.0 in the next few weeks.

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Sylvania Heights Principal Amor Reyes called the rapper’s motivational speech “inspiring.”  She added, “He spoke about the success that comes when a person perseveres and works hard. He also promised the kids that he would return and do something special for them.”

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