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Before she was murdered at Columbine High School in 1999, Rachel Scott wrote in an ethics paper, “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.” As it turns out, she was right. To honor her life, Rachel’s father, Darrell, founded Rachel’s Challenge, a bullying and violence abatement program based on Rachel’s belief in the power of compassion and kindness.
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Office of University Communications, "Rachel’s Challenge to Bring “Life-Changing” Message of Kindness and Compassion to Cleveland County Schools" (2012). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 1927.