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1 Rachel’s Challenge Summit July 2011
Visit … Or … To Learn more about Rachel And The Challenge!

2 Spread Your Wings and Breakaway from the Norm… Join Rachel’s Challenge
This short ppt presentation is your invitation to join Rachel’s Challenge at Curtis Middle School.

3 Using a Tragedy For the Greater Good
A day no one can forget….. On April 20, 1999, one of the worst tragedies in America occurred when 2 armed students took the lives of 12 of their peers and 1 brave teacher at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado.

4 Rachel Joy Scott was the first person killed at Columbine High School
Rachel Joy Scott was the first person killed at Columbine High School. Since her death, her family has formed Rachel’s Challenge in order to help other students across American and the world

5 Who Was Rachel Scott "People ask me all the time, 'What was Rachel like as a sister?' I always have to say that she was as normal as my other sister. She was fun, goofy, dramatic... sometimes we got along, sometimes we didn't. Rachel was an easy person to love. Even though Rachel was my little sister I am the one looking up to her." - Bethanee Scott (McCandless), Rachel's Sister "Rachel was the most incredible, passionate person I've ever met in my life. Before she passed away she took my yearbook, and she wrote some stuff in there. One thing she wrote to me was, 'Sarah, don't let your character change color with your environment. Find who you are and let it stay in its true colors." - Sarah Scott Rachel's Cousin "Rachel lived a life filled with kindness and compassion, and because of it, she's changed the world." - Craig Scott Rachel's Brother

6 Knowing Rachel and her Beliefs

7 “My Ethics, My Codes of Life” Rachel Scott English, period 5
“My biggest aspects of ethics include being honest, compassionate, and looking for the best and beauty in everyone.” “My definition of compassion is forgiving, loving, helping, leading, and showing mercy for others.” “Trust, compassion, and beauty will make this world a better place to be.”

8 Rachel’s Beliefs “I Wouldn’t Be Labeled as Average.” This was written in the journal Rachel had with her the day she was killed at Columbine. On the back of her dresser she wrote, “These hands belong to Rachel Joy Scott and someday will touch millions of people’s hearts”. “Compassion is the greatest form of love humans have to offer”, written in her essay.

9 “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 Joy Scott

10 Curtis Middle School Where can you show kindness and compassion?
School, The Community, The World

11 Take Rachel’s Challenge
Challenge #1 Look for the Best in Others Challenge #2 Dare To Dream Challenge #3 Choose Positive Influences Challenge #4 Kind Words and Acts of Kindness Challenge #5 Start a Chain Reaction

12 HOW to Take the Challenge
Be Bigger than yourself….

13 CURTIS MIDDLE SCHOOL is Taking the Challenge
Today – Sign the Banner 8th graders join FOR Club 7:40 Tomorrow 7th graders join FOR Club 3:40 Tomorrow Cougars Start a Chain Reaction

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