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Bullying center stage in Edmond

by Diana Baldwin Modified: September 29, 2013 at 10:45 am •  Published: September 29, 2013

 Rachel’s Challenge, a nonprofit organization aimed at preventing bullying, will be in Edmond for a session open to the public on Tuesday.

The program begins at 7 p.m. at Edmond Memorial High School, 1000 E 15th St.

The series of lectures is based on the life and writings of Rachel Scott, who was killed in the 1999 Columbine High School shootings.

Rachel’s Challenge was started by her father and stepmother, Darrell and Sandy Scott, of Littleton, Colo.

Rachel’s journal entries indicated a strong stance against bullying and her belief in the triumph of good in the human spirit. Today, a group of people who have been touched by her life travels the country sharing her story and strategies that others use to combat bullying.

“Rachel’s acts of kindness and compassion have become the foundation for one of the most life-changing school programs in America,” said Edmond School Superintendent David Goin. “This program seeks to change the cultures of both schools and communities by promoting kindness, compassion and respect at all levels.”

The program is funded by a grant from the Cox Connects Foundation and will be implemented at all Edmond high schools and elementary schools. The program was presented at middle schools last year.

School officials invite parents and patrons to learn about the program their children are experiencing.

For more information on Rachel’s Challenge, go to www.rachelschallenge.org.

by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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