Schools to host Rachel's Challenge events

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Representatives from Rachel's Challenge and the school will host a student rally at Lowery Middle School at 12 noon. on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. Later that evening representatives from Rachel's Challenge and the school will host a community rally at the Lowery Middle School Gymnasium at 6 p.m.

On Tuesday, Aug. 27, representatives from Rachel's Challenge and the school will host a student rally at Gonzales Middle School at 1:15 p.m. Later that evening representatives from Rachel's Challenge and the school will host a community rally at the Gonzales Middle School Gymnasium at 6 p.m.

About Rachel's Challenge:

Rachel's Challenge exists to equip and inspire individuals to replace acts of violence, bullying and negativity with acts of respect, kindness, and compassion. Rachel's Challenge is based on the life and writings of Rachel Joy Scott who was a victim of the Columbine school shootings in 1999. Through her example, Rachel's Challenge is making a positive impact in the lives of millions of people every year.

Rachel's inspiring story provides a simple, yet powerful example of how small acts of kindness and acceptance motivate us to consider our relationships with the people we come in contact with every day. Rachel's Challenge renews our hope that our life has meaning and purpose. Rachel's story gives us permission to start our own chain reaction of kindness and compassion, which positively affects the climate in our schools and communities.