Linked to kindness
North Branch Area Middle School celebrated a year of Rachel’s Challenge with an all-school assembly on Friday, June 1.
Rachel’s Challenge is the foundation started by the father of Rachel Scott, a girl who was killed in the Columbine shooting and who spread a message of kindness in her life.
“We met to celebrate the accomplishments of the entire student body over this year’s kindness initiative,” said middle school counselor Roberta Backus.
From September to April, students created a paper “link” representing single acts of kindness. Those links, now a huge chain, was piled up at the front of the gym for students to see.
Along with kindness links, students saved pop tabs from January to April to donate to Ronald McDonald House Charities.
In all, over 179 pounds of pop tabs were donated.
Eight-year-old Miles Mann, the pop tab ambassador for Ronald McDonald Charities, was present at the assembly to congratulate the students and to accept the pop tabs on behalf of the charity.