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Leadership class sponsors Rachel’s Challenge

Staff reports

The father of the first student shot in the Columbine High School shootings in April 1998 will share his daughter’s philosophy on compassion at St. Gall Catholic Church on Thursday.

A month prior to her death, Rachel Scott wrote a paper about her philosophies on being kind and compassionate. In the Rachel’s Challenge program, Rachel’s father Darrell Scott will talk about living the lifestyle Rachel wrote about.

As part of their responsibility to complete a community service project, two Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School Leadership students, eighth-graders Rose Lombino and Adriana Romanowitz, decided to bring a program called Rachel’s Challenge to the community.

Adriana spoke to her father, Bill Romanowitz, about funding for the program, and in light of recent events, area fire and rescue stations pulled together the money to bring Rachel’s Challenge to Douglas County.

The community presentation for Rachel’s Challenge is 7 p.m. May 24 in the auditorium at St. Gall Catholic Church, 1343 Centerville Lane, Gardnerville.

More information can be found at http://www.rachelschallenge.com.

From Rachel Scott’s essay: “…how do you know that trust, compassion and beauty will not make this world a better place to be in and this life a better one to live? Test them for yourself and see the kind of effect they have in the lives of people around you. You just may start a chain reaction.”