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Community urged to learn of “Rachel’s Challenge”

August 23, 2012
By John Speer - Editor , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Rachel's Challenge, a program which is said to carry a vital message for all South Tama school students and the entire community is being presented here next Wednesday, Aug. 29.

South Tama students from kindergarten-12th grade will have a chance to be a part at assemblies during the day. The entire community is invited to hear it on Wednesday night from 7-8 p.m. at the South Tama High School gym.

Tama County SKIP (Supporting Kids In Prevention) and the South Tama School District are implementing the program both for children and all community members.

Rachel Scott was the first young person to be killed in the Columbine, Colorado school massacre in April, 2009.

What are presented as the true stories about her life that were found in her journals after her death resulted in the development of Rachel's Challenge. The stories are said "to inspire positive and powerful change by the way she treated others."

The message aligns with the STC Elementary "Pillars of Character."

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WHAT:?Rachel's Challenge - a program for all community members.

WHEN:Wednesday, Aug. 29, 7-8 p.m.

WHERE:South Tama High School Gym, 1715 Harding, Tama.

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Staff members of the Rachel's Challenge organization tell her story which is described as a "story of courage and hope. It is very moving." They will tell of the effects of bullying.

Funding for the program is by being provided by SKIP, STC Elementary Boosters, Friends of the STC Middle School and STC High School Activity Boosters.

"Parent and community support of this program will help multiply the impact on our children and our entire community," organizers say.



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