‘Rachel’s Challenge’ program comes to Battle Ground

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— A school program inspired by the death of Rachel Scott, the first student killed at the Columbine High School shooting, will come to Battle Ground next week. It will include a presentation for the general public 7 p.m. Wednesday in the cafeteria at Battle Ground High School, 300 W. Main St.

The nationwide program, called Rachel’s Challenge, seeks to improve the ways students treat each other. Rachel Scott’s acts of kindness in her life and the contents of her six diaries found after her death have become the basis for an initiative that has traveled the country.

This year’s program will include a school assembly and a six-hour training for 125 students and staff over a two-day period.

The Wednesday evening assembly for the public will include specific tips on reinforcing positive decision-making in students.

For more information, go to http://rachelschallenge.org.