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“Rachel’s Challenge” coming to Johnson County

Eleven years ago the worst school shooting in United States history took place when 12 students and one teacher were attacked at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, by a couple of fellow students armed with an arsenal of weapons. The very first student killed that tragic day was Rachel Scott. In the years following that horrific day, the Scott family made the decision to begin share her story with the hope of inspiring greater compassion in schools, businesses, and communities.
Rachel’s reported acts of kindness and compassion, coupled with the contents of her six diaries, is the focus of a powerful presentation set to be presented to Johnson County Middle School and High School students and to the public when her brother, Craig, makes a trip to the area. Craig was in the library that day and lost two close friends and narrowly escaped death himself.
Students will watch audio-video footage on Rachelle’s Challenge, designed to motivate students to make positive changes in the way they treat others. The presentation will be followed by training sessions at each school involving adults and student leaders.
In addition, a community event is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday in the gymnasium of the Johnson County High School to educate and motivate parents and community leaders, in an effort to sustain positive change in the community.
The schedule of events include:
º Tuesday, 8:30 a.m., Johnson County Middle School
º Tuesday – 10 a.m., Johnson County High School
•Tuesday, 7 p.m., Rachel’s Challenge community program at Johnson County High School (open to the public).
The group Rachel’s Challenge has a team of 30 speakers who address students at schools and colleges across the world. For more information regarding Rachel’s Challenge visit www.rachelschallenge.org.