Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Rachel's Challenge-In memory of Rachel Joy Scott

Rachel Scott was the first person killed at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. Her acts of kindness and compassion and her six diaries have become one of the most life-changing school programs in America. She had a theory that if one person showed an act of kindness && compassion that others would follow, and that would start a chain reaction.  

The image to the right is a photograph taken of the back of one of Rachel's old pieces of furniture. Rachel had a habit of writing in unusual places throughout her life.She traced her hands and wrote: "These hands belong to Rachel Joy Scott and will some day touch millions of people's hearts." She went out of her way to make other peole feel accepted and had a dream to change the world. Years after the shooting people still remember her && the kindness she showed to people. she liked to write poetry but before she died her poetry turned dark and in her last diary on the last page she wrote she drew a picture of an eye crying 13 tears && a dying flower. I find it wierd because 13 people died in the shooting. 12 students && 1 teacher. I think Rachel had something amazing, a gift, something to live for. but her life was cut short. she somehow knew she was going to die at a young age and she did. Even though she is no longer with us she has made a huge impact on peoples lives. Thank ou Rachel. For more information on Rachel and Rachel's Challenge check out the website.

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