Unit 1012 Cover Photo

Unit 1012 Cover Photo

Saturday, August 5, 2017


Rachel Scott in 1997
AUTHOR: Rachel Joy Scott (August 5, 1981 – April 20, 1999) was an American student and the first murder victim of the Columbine High School massacre, which claimed the lives of 11 other students and a teacher as well as both perpetrators.
She has since been the subject of several books and is the inspiration for Rachel's Challenge, an international school outreach program and the most popular school assembly program in America. Its aim is to advocate Scott's belief, based on her life, her journals, and the contents of a two-page essay penned just a month before her murder entitled My Ethics; My Codes of Life which advocates her belief in compassion being "the greatest form of love humans have to offer".
Owing to the fact both Scott and Anne Frank died at a young age through the intolerance and hatred of others, and that both girls had written of their wishes to change the world for the better through the simple acts of love and kindness, parallels have been drawn by her uncle, among others, between the journals she wrote in her short lifespan and Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl.

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