The Edmond Sun

September 25, 2013

Rachel’s Challenge being shown at Edmond high schools

Community presentation to be held Tuesday at Memorial High School


Special to The Sun

EDMOND — The Edmond School District through a grant from the Cox Connects Foundation will present Rachel’s Challenge to all of Edmond High School’s students the week of Sept. 25-27. The Rachel’s Challenge program exists to equip and inspire individuals to replace acts of violence, bullying and negativity with acts of respect, kindness and compassion.

Rachel’s Challenge is based on the life and writings of Rachel Scott who was the first person killed during Colorado’s Columbine High School massacre in 1999. Her challenge is for individuals to make a permanent, positive change in their schools and communities by accepting the challenge to start a chain reaction of kindness and compassion.

An all-school assembly will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the Memorial High School gymnasium. Visitors should go to the front of the school and receive a visitor’s pass.

Santa Fe High School will hold an all-school assembly at 9:25 a.m. Friday.

North High School students attended an assembly on Sept. 20.

The community is invited to a community presentation at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Memorial High School Auditorium.

“This is the adult version of the program that features video and audio footage of the Columbine shooting and is not appropriate for students 10 and under,” said Susan Parks-Schlepp, director of public information/community involvement.