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Coach Carter delivers life lessons

Famed basketball coach Ken Carter shows off his new Dakota Lancers jacket given to him by Winnipeg's Dakota Collegiate high school after he spoke to students about the importance of education Thursday.
Hundreds of high school students from Dakota Collegiate high school surround Coach Ken Carter for photos and autographs Thursday.
Ken Carter encouraged students to stay in school, to help others and to keep trying to improve during his talk at Dakota Collegiate Thursday.
Carter offered some students autographed U.S. $1 bills and told them, “Make your signature be worth something.
Carter also told some students to
Dakota Collegiate students engage with Ken Carter Thursday morning during his motivational talk prior to his evening fundraising gala speech at Polo Park CanadInn to kick off Dakota’s $2.2-million campaign for an artificial turf and lighted athletic field.
The 2005 movie Coach Carter, starring Samuel L. Jackson, made Ken Carter famous. The film was inspired by Carter's suspension of his entire Richmond, Calif. basketball team until the players improved their grades. “Samuel L. Jackson is taller, but I’m much better looking,” Carter advised Dakota Collegiate students Thursday.
Famed basketball coach Ken Carter shows off his new Dakota Lancers jacket given to him by Winnipeg's Dakota Collegiate high school after he spoke to students about the importance of education Thursday. - Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press
Hundreds of high school students from Dakota Collegiate high school surround Coach Ken Carter for photos and autographs Thursday. - Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press
Ken Carter encouraged students to stay in school, to help others and to keep trying to improve during his talk at Dakota Collegiate Thursday. "You need to listen to people who are older than you," he told the students. -
Carter offered some students autographed U.S. $1 bills and told them, “Make your signature be worth something." - Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press
Carter also told some students to "gimme 50" if he didn't like their attitude. Here, he encourages a Dakota Collegiate student to do push-ups to earn a reward. - Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press
Dakota Collegiate students engage with Ken Carter Thursday morning during his motivational talk prior to his evening fundraising gala speech at Polo Park CanadInn to kick off Dakota’s $2.2-million campaign for an artificial turf and lighted athletic field. - Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press
The 2005 movie Coach Carter, starring Samuel L. Jackson, made Ken Carter famous. The film was inspired by Carter's suspension of his entire Richmond, Calif. basketball team until the players improved their grades. “Samuel L. Jackson is taller, but I’m much better looking,” Carter advised Dakota Collegiate students Thursday. - Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

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