'Rachel's Challenge' comes to Cherry Creek High School

CHERRY CREEK, Colo. - The auditorium at Cherry Creek High School was packed, the emotions were high, and tears were many as the father of a Columbine shooting victim shared his daughter's story to high school students.

Darrell Scott's daughter, Rachel, was 17-years-old when she was shot and killed in 1999 during the Columbine Massacre. Since then, he has spearheaded "Rachel's Challenge" speaking events to share her message of being kind to each other.

"I don't think I'm making much difference, I'm just an old man. But my daughter is making a huge difference in her story," Scott said.

Many of the students said it was the most impactful assembly they have ever seen -- hearing Rachel's story -- about what happened at Columbine, and her goals of spreading love and kindness.

"She could have been one of my good friends or she could have been me," one student said afterward.

"I think most of the kids were crying," another said.

But it was more than an assembly, it was a challenge. Scott asked each student to not only speak with kindness, but to act that way as well.

"You can start a chain reaction. So do it," he added.

Rachel's Challenge speakers have been around the country and around the world with Rachel's message of kindness. For more information, head to http://rachelschallenge.org.


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