Central Cabarrus H.S. students take on Rache's Challenge

Central Cabarrus H.S. students take on Rache's Challenge

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by NewsChannel 36 Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on September 22, 2011 at 6:50 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 6 at 11:04 AM

CONCORD, N.C. --- NewsChannel 36 continues to share stories with you about students doing positive things thanks to Rachel's Challenge.
              
Rachel Scott was the first victim of the Columbine Massacre in 1999.  She lived her life promoting kindness.
               
 It's working at Central Cabarrus High School in Concord.

"If you show that you care about someone, you could save someone's life," said Jessyca Blair, an eleventh grade student.

Upper classmen at Central Cabarrus High School are passing on an important lesson that they hope freshmen will take with them once they leave the classroom.

When the story of Rachel Scott was first introduced to her last year, Blair was moved, so much so that she's now hoping to move the ninth graders at her school by sharing her own personal struggles after losing loved ones.

"I've never been a horrible person, but I have been the kind of person that has picked on people. But since that day I refuse to let myself think that way because now I know how it affects people,” Blair said.

“I thought it was a moving story and it could happen like anywhere, so that kind of scared me a little bit,” said Lauren McCoy, a freshman at the school.

But it's not how she died that her family and friends want her to be remembered. It's how she lived.  And that's the lesson of Rachel's Challenge -- kindness.

"I wish the friends I lost had a Rachel and they didn't, but I found my Rachel," Blair said.
 

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