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Rachel's Challenge

Rachel Scott, was seventeen years old in April of 1999, she was sitting outside on the steps of Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado when two students entered the school and began shooting, Rachelwas the first student killed. Years later Rachel is still making an impression even to those who never even met her.

Hannah Nelson one of the speakers for the program feels like she has come to know Rachel "To me Rachel is this amazing young woman, who had a goal for her life, she dared to dream."

The goal is now called Rachels Challenge, a nation-wide program to start a chain reaction of kindness and compassion. Taught through assemblies and training, highlighting Rachels life through her own diaries. With this training the torch is passed to carry on Rachels' dreams.

There are nearly thirteen hundred students who attended Thursdays' sessions at Poplar Bluff high school, Rachels story affected and inspired them.

Alexa Hon, "We all realize that a small role or part in anybodies life can make a difference. "

Tiffany Ruble, "Because you never know, if tomorrow never comes at least somebody will know how you felt about them."

Rachels story has affected people world wide, over the last 8 years, Rachels' story has touched more than ten million lives.

The tragedy at Columbine has been overshadowed by other events but it is not forgotten nor are the students who lost their lives, and so we asked  students, the question, if you had a moment to talk to Rachel now, what would you say to her?

Alexa Hon; "I guess I would thank her, for being such and inspiration,to so many people."

Kyle York; "so it wasn't just a waste, it meant something to many people including myself.

 

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