Each day, roughly 160,000 students don’t go to school because they are bullied, teased or harassed. Student bullying is also a concern in Rush City, according to surveys done earlier this year by students, parents and staff.
In an effort to address the issue, Rush City High School is presenting Rachel’s Challenge to students and the general community on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Seventh and eighth graders will participate in an assembly at 8:45 a.m., and ninth through 12th graders will assemble at 10:15 a.m.
A presentation for the entire community begins at 7 that evening in the high school auditorium.
Rachel was the first person killed in the Columbine school shooting in Colorado. Shortly before she died, she wrote, “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. People will never know how far a little kindness can go.”
As a result, Rachel’s family launched Rachel’s Challenge. More than 18 million people have been touched by Rachel’s message, and they continue the legacy of making a difference in their communities.