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Rachel's Challenge Comes to Williamsville

Rachel's Challenge, a program aimed at preventing bullying and school violence, comes to Williamsville Central Schools the week of October 18.

Rachel Scott, age 17, was the first person killed at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. Her acts of kindness and compassion, coupled with the contents of her diaries, have become the foundation for Rachel’s Challenge, a program founded by her father, Darrell Scott, in 2000.  According to the Rachel’s Challenge organization, the objectives of the program are to create a safe learning experience for all students and help empower them to affect permanent positive change.

Rachel’s Challenge representatives will visit Williamsville's four middle schools (grades 6-8) and East High School with separate presentations each day beginning Monday, October 18. Following each middle school program there will be an interactive training session involving both staff and students demonstrating how to sustain the momentum inspired by the presentations.

There will be a free, public presentation at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 20 in the East High Auditorium, 151 Paradise Rd.  Because of the powerful video footage of the Columbine tragedy that is shown during the program, the evening presentation is open to adults only; children will not be admitted.


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