Area schools accept 'Rachel's Challenge'

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on January 11, 2012 at 7:31 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 11 at 7:35 AM

Several Inland Northwest schools will accept “Rachel’s Challenge” this week.

Rachel Scott was the first person killed in the Columbine shootings. After hear death, her diaries revealed her vision: if one person went out of their way to show kindness, it could start a chain reaction. Her lessons of kindness, not how she died, fuel the program, which promotes attendance and reducing bullying.
 
Riverside Middle School students heard Rachel’s story Tuesday.
 
“It helps unify a school. If the school does this and really gets behind it, it can get everyone closer, and it can really eliminate bullying,” Sophomore Brandon Prample said.
 
Mountainside Middle School in Colbert and Okanogan Middle and High Schools will launch the challenge Wednesday, followed by Northwood Middle School on Thursday. The entire Mead School District will listen to the assembly at 7:00 p.m. Thursday.
 
The week’s challenge will wrap up at Ephrata Middle School Friday.
 
KREM 2 will join all of these schools as they listen to Rachel’s story.

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