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Feb 21, 2007

"I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same." --Rachel Scott, age 17

Rachel's Challenge

As part of her essay at Columbine High School "My Ethics, My Codes of Life", Rachel Scott wrote, "Compassion is the greatest form of love humans have to offer." This essay was found in her room by family members a few weeks after Rachel died -- the first victim in the Columbine shootings in 1999. Rachel's Challenge, a program started by her family, consists of five challenges based on Rachel's journal entries, given to both students and parents around the country. It urges them to: eliminate prejudice by looking for the best in others, dare to dream, set goals, keep a journal, choose your influences, use kind words and start a chain reaction with family and friends of kindness and caring. What follows is a moving letter published in Time magazine after her death, titled, "A Note For Rachel Scott".

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