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“Rachel’s Challenge”, a social-emotional learning program focused on the connection between students, faculty, and staff, graced the students of Northeast Dubois by showcasing the story of Rachel Scott, the first victim in the 1999 Columbine High School tragedy.

Chris Mowary, a program presenter for Rachel’s Challenge, spoke to students K-12 to about Rachel and her time growing up into the person she was until her untimely death. Chris explains Rachel’s Challenge as way to tell Rachel’s story…

“Rachel’s Challenge” showcases Rachel’s beliefs to students which were to be “the greatest form of love humans have to offer”. “Rachel’s Challenge” asks students to look for the best in others, dream big, choose positive influences, speak with kindness, and to start your own chain reaction, which boils down to making such a positive impact on someone’s life that they themselves create a positive impact on someone else, thus creating a “chain reaction” of positivity.

Paige Mundy, corporation social worker for Northeast Dubois, said she hopes kids take away the message that was given and uses it for the rest of their life.

Many Northeast Dubois students wept and embraced after the presentation concluded and signed a banner showing that they will take Rachel’s Challenge going forward.

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