Leave Feedback

no avatar

Schools embrace challenge inspired by Columbine victim

Annie Zelm • Sep 29, 2011 at 5:00 AM

More than 12 years ago, Rachel Joy Scott was gunned down in Columbine High School by two boys hell-bent on massacre. Today, her legacy of compassion and kindness has spread to schools across the nation, including Huron High School.

Huron's students are participating in "Rachel's Challenge" this week, a program aimed at promoting respect, compassion and values in youth.

At a program Wednesday, speaker Dave Gamache offered this to the students: "You have no idea what the people in this room are going through right now and the power you have to brighten their day. You have such a power, through your words and actions, to make a difference in people’s lives." 

Pick up Thursday's Register to read about how students and teachers reacted to the emotional presentation.

Read more about Rachel Joy Scott here.

Recommended for You