Area school leaders to attend Rachel's Challege event

Area school leaders to attend Rachel's Challege event

Credit: Rachel's Challenge

Rachel Scott


by NewsChannel 36

Posted on March 1, 2011 at 3:44 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 7 at 1:56 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- WCNC-TV and Rachel’s Challenge have invited school district superintendents and others from throughout the WCNC television viewing area to be part of Rachel’s Challenge.

It’s an international movement to eradicate bullying, school violence and teen suicide.

The challenge is named after Rachel Scott, who was the first person to be shot and killed in the deadliest school massacre in U.S. history. Rachel was having lunch outside Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, when Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold starting shooting. They killed 12 students and one teacher, and wounded 23 others, before taking their own lives.

On March 15, local school leaders will hear an inspirational speech from Darrell Scott, Rachel’s father. Scott will share how the dream of a 17-year-old girl is still changing lives 11 years after her death.

This transformational community initiative will inspire, instruct and positively enable our students and adults to spread kindness and acceptance of others.

Here is a list of some of the schools/districts that have already accepted our invitation for the March 15 seminar.

  • Alexander County School District
  • Burke County School District
  • Cabarrus County School District
  • Caldwell County School District
  • Catawba County School District
  • Cleveland County School District
  • Fort Mill School District
  • Iredell/Stateville School District
  • Lincoln County School District
  • Montgomery County School District
  • Mooresville Graded School District
  • Nation Ford High School
  • Riverview Elementary School
  • North Stanly Middle School
  • Rock Hill School District
  • Smith Academy of International Languages
  • Stanly County School District
  • Sugar Creek Elementary School

If you don’t see your school district or school on the list, encourage them to check out this important message.  Contact your school or if you need more information click here to e-mail us.