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After Rachel Scott was murdered during the infamous 1999 Columbine High School shooting, her family launched Rachel’s Challenge, an organization that overcomes violence and bullying in the schools through intentional compassion and kindness. On March 28th and 29th, Gardner-Webb University, along with WCNC, will host “Rachel’s Challenge Day” events for Crest, Shelby, Burns and Kings Mountain High Schools, preparing 2,600 freshmen and sophomores and their families to take a stand against violence and bullying. In an ethics essay written just months before her death, Scott explained, “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. People will never know how far a little kindness can go.”
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Office of University Communications, "GWU to Host Anti-Bullying Event for Local High Schoolers" (2012). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 1914.