Battle Ground High School to host anti-bullying program



Battle Ground High School on Thursday will present speakers from the national Rachel’s Challenge organization at 7 p.m. in the gym, 300 W. Main St, It honors the memory of Rachel Scott, the first student victim of the Columbine High School shootings in 1999 in Colorado.

Earlier on Thursday, BGHS students and 750 visiting eighth-graders from its feeder middle schools will attend one of two assemblies featuring Rachel’s Challenge, an advocacy program that works to combat harassment and bullying.

“This is another way for us to reduce that and make a positive impact, not only in the school, but around town and the whole Battle Ground area,” said BGHS Principal Tim Lexow in a school district statement.

Part of that effort will be creation of a Friends of Rachel club at BGHS, much like Rachel’s Challenge clubs at other schools, including Prairie High and Maple Grove Middle.

Club activities include older students taking an incoming students under his or her wing as a mentor, guide and friend.

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