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Rachel Joy Scotts chain of kindness
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Students from eight Kershaw County schools gather to sign the Rachels Challenge poster pledging their acceptance of one or all five challenges. - photo by Tenell Felder
"I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People never know how far a little kindness can go," -Rachel Scott from "My Ethics, My Codes of life" Approximately 12,000 elementary, middle and high school students had the opportunity to participate in the legacy of Rachel Joy Scott, the first student whose life was taken in the 1999 Columbine High School shooting. Scott’s message of kindness continues to impact students 13 years after her death through Rachel’s Challenge, the program created in honor of her memory by her father and stepmother.