Local high school embraces Rachel's Challenge message

Local high school embraces Rachel's Challenge message

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by ANJANETTE FLOWERS / NewsChannel 36 Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on May 3, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Updated Thursday, May 3 at 7:22 PM

CONCORD, N.C. -- Since students at Central Cabarrus High School first learned of Rachel’s Challenge and started a chain of kindness, their chain has only gotten longer.

"It makes me really happy that people still have continued to do it and haven't forgotten about it,” said  student Taylor Sherman.


"It feels really cool. Just because you see this chain that was on this hallway and it was so little at one point, but now it's on this hallway and it's so big and now it's on another hallway. It just reflects all the kindness, things that have happened in our school,” said Tori Cooper.

Each link on the chain represents an act of kindness – something one student has done for another.

"Things like I held the door open, someone sat with me at lunch or I didn't have any lunch money, so someone bought me lunch, stuff like that,” said Sherman.

Tori Cooper and Joshlyn Hill both added links to a chain.  "My friends buy me lunch stuff cookies and stuff,” said Joshlyn.

Cooper added, "my friend opened the door for me or a classmate opened a door for me when my hands were really full and I couldn't really get it.”

They’ve learned an important lesson outside of the classroom, that simple acts can go a long way.

"It changes your day especially if you're having a bad day and you see someone out of the ordinary being kind, that makes a difference,” said Cooper.

And making a difference is what it’s all about.

"I think it's more of like a symbol, a symbol of how our school is coming together and we're doing kind things for one another,” said Cooper.

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