Rachel’s Challenge reps to visit Claysburg-Kimmel

CLAYSBURG — On Jan. 23, the Claysburg-Kimmel School District will host representatives from Rachel’s Challenge.

Both high school and elementary students will participate in age-appropriate assemblies.

In the afternoon, select high school students will participate in facilitated seminars and activities with community members, staff and leaders.

A community event will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

The speaker for the evening will be Larry Scott, Rachel’s uncle.

In 1999, Rachel Scott became the first student killed in the Columbine High School Shooting.

Following her death, Rachel’s parents discovered several journals which gave an account of her secret mission of kindness and compassion toward her schoolmates.

Inspired by her choices, Rachel’s family and friends eventually started Rachel’s Challenge, a nonprofit organization which has impacted more than 25 million students, teachers and community members since its formation nearly 20 years ago.

This month, the Claysburg-Kimmel School District will host representatives from Rachel’s Challenge program and adopt its mission, making schools safer, more connected places where bullying and violence are replaced with kindness and respect; and where learning and teaching are awakened to their fullest.

The recommended age to attend the community program is 12 and older, however, childcare will be available for those younger than 12 years old. Please contact Travis Leap (tleap@cksdbulldogs.com) or Denelle Diehl (ddiehl@cksdbulldogs.com) to reserve childcare.

A casual community reception and a light meal will follow the program. There is no cost to attend this event.

The Claysburg Education Foundation is sponsoring this event financially.