Beaufort Academy, area students take Rachel's Challenge

    Rachel Scott was the first student killed at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. Following her death, Rachel’s dedication to kindness and compassion toward others led her family to found the program Rachel’s Challenge. The challenge program aims to promote a climate of acceptance and tolerance in schools by “inspiring, equipping, and empowering every person to create a permanent positive culture change in their school… by starting a chain reaction of kindness and compassion.”

    The Beaufort Academy SADD Club had been planning the presentation since the Fall, and were very excited to receive a date. The program at BA was funded by an anonymous donor in memory of her own daughter.

    On Tuesday, the bleachers were packed at BA for the second time in as many weeks as students from Battery Creek, Riverview Charter School, and St. Peters, as well as some of the Beaufort County Middle and High School Administrators and Guidance Counselors, were all in attendance.

    Upon the completion of the program, students were asked to accept the Challenge, and:

    -Look by For The Best In Others
    -Dream Big
    -Choose Positive Influences
    -Speak With Kindness
    -Start Your Own Chain Reaction of Kindness