Video: Mentor Middle School Students Take Rachel's Challenge
Speaker hopes to inspire Mentor students with the story of his niece, who was the first person killed during the shootings at Columbine High School
Anne Frank had a big influence on Rachel Scott, Rachel's uncle Larry Scott said.
Coincidentally, the two ended up having a lot in common.
Both died young under tragic circumstances. Anne died in a concentration camp during World War II. Rachel was the first person murdered during the Columbine High School shootings.
Both have helped millions -- even after they died -- through their words.
Like Ann, Rachel left behind a diary in which she wrote about her desire to "create a chain reaction of kindness."
Now her family and several other speakers travel across the United States and other countries sharing Rachel's story through the Rachel's Challenge nonprofit organization.
He told students that Rachel's philosophy boiled down to five tenets:
- Look for the best in others
- Dream big and write your goals
- Choose positive influences
- Speak with kindness to others
- Start your own chain reaction of kindness
People from the community can see Scott's presentation 7 p.m. today at Memorial Middle School for free.