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'Chainsaw Nun' Honored by Miami Heat During Pep Rally at School

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    'Chainsaw Nun' Honored by Miami Heat During Pep Rally

    The Miami Heat honored the "Chainsaw Nun" who cut down trees after the destruction from Hurricane Irma. NBC 6's Erika Glover reports.

    (Published Friday, Nov. 17, 2017)

    A chainsaw-wielding nun is being honored by the Miami Heat for her display of community service during Hurricane Irma.

    The team – along with Swiss watchmaker Tissot – surprised Sister Margaret Ann during a pep rally at Archbishop Coleman Carroll High School on Friday. During the event, Sister Margaret was presented with a Tissot timepiece and a financial contribution to the charity of her choice.

    Sister Margaret will also be honored at an upcoming Heat game, according to a news release.

    Sister Margaret became a social media icon in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, when a photo of the nun clutching a chainsaw and cleaning up scattered trees and debris went viral.

    Miami Heat Honor 'Chainsaw Nun' at Pep Rally

    [MI] Miami Heat Honor 'Chainsaw Nun' at Pep Rally

    The team honored Sister Margaret Ann, who was the star of a viral video showing her operating a chain saw after Hurricane Irma.

    (Published Friday, Nov. 17, 2017)

    The nun is the principal of the high school and cleared out debris from the road in order to pave a clear path for cars to pass.

    “Sister Margaret Ann and her staff preach to their students the value of giving back and she showed it, the Heat wrote in a news release.

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