Schools embrace challenge inspired by Columbine victim

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.
Annie Zelm
Sep 29, 2011

 

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.

Comments

phslowbrass

Perkins and Bellevue are also doing this... It's not just Huron......

phslowbrass

 plus, we started our challenge last year.... Glad to see our local schools have support!

good grief

And Edison's assemblies are today.

Kottage Kat

I did not have to go to an assembly at school to hear this message, it was taught at home. Just glad someone is trying to give them the message, and pray that we have a kinder gentler world.   Kat with a K

44870 South

 Sandusky City Schools participated in this challenge last year as well. It was very moving and inspiring.