In that tragedy, 16-year-old Rachel Joy Scott was the first of 13 students killed in the shooting.
Rachel’s Challenge came into existence after family members discovered six of Rachel’s journals and other writings that espoused her values of kindness, compassion and respect.
These five goals are based on the life and writings of Rachel Joy Scott, the first student killed at Columbine High School in April of 1999. Speakers who have been touched by Rachel’s story are visiting Frisco’s middle schools and high schools to present five challenges that will lead to this chain reaction to students. The challenges are based on an essay and journal entries that Rachel wrote prior to the shooting. In those writings, Rachel stated that it was her goal to start a chain reaction of kindness. Rachel Scott was a compassionate young woman who wanted to make an impact on the world by her actions and who also seemed to know she would.
Rachel Joy Scott - Rachel's Challenge