In memory of Rachel Scott

@Bambi09 (228)
United States
October 14, 2010 5:17pm CST
So all my friends on Facebook yesterday were talking about "Accepting Rachel's Challenge - Start a chain reaction". I mean all my friends who were still in school (I graduated last year). So naturally, I got curious and asked one of them who the heck Rachel Scott was. My friends gave me the website. Rachel Scott was the first person shot in the Columbine Massacre. She was 17 years old. She is the one who was reported asked by Klebold & Harris (along with Cassie Bernall) if she believed in God before shooting her. She said yes. Weeks before the shooting, Scott had written an essay about kindness. Quoting her thesis statement "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." She helped a shy new girl make new friends. She actually sat and talk to a boy would (if not for Scott conversing with him) have committed suicide that day. Scott had 6 diaries. In one, she is actually quoted knowing that she would die young, and leave an impact on the world. Rachel's father, Darrell Scott, believes Rachel knew she was going to die young. He points to an entry in her diary written less than a year before the shooting. It reads: "This is my last year, Lord. I have gotten what I can. Thank you." This girl was friends with the shooters. She had known one of the boys since kindergarten. And she was always nice to everyone. I don't know about you guys, but I totally accept her challenge. Random acts of kindness? I don't think it's that hard. I hope you all will read this and pledge too if you looked up as much information as I did. Thanks all.
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• United States
14 Oct 10
There are a number of schools in the area promoting Rachel's Challenge. I've been hearing a lot about it on the news. Rachel's story, while very tragic, has made a tremendous impact. I think that I can accept Rachel's challenge, too. Thanks for posting this!