Rachel Joy Scott.
First student killed.
Worst school shooting in the HISTORY of the United States.
Today Rachel's brother, Craig Scott, gave us a presentation about Rachel's message.
"I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion then it will start a chain reaction of the same."
Compassion. If one person, says one little nice, kind thing about another, it'll start a reaction. You will make that person feel good.
I can't tell you how many people I connected with today.
I was moved. I was in awe. I bawled. I cried my eyes out. My eyeliner was all over my face.
Craig brought us a story of a girl who was killed. Who was killed before she had a chance to do the things we all will do. He brought us the story of himself.
Craig was in the library where the worst was happening. He saw his best friends die. He saw his friend Isaiah, who was black, being abused about it by the shooters, seconds before they shot him. Killed him.
Craig told us, to always be kind. To show a little compassion. To never underestimate what you have. Treat people well.
I cried today. I bawled, as I said. Because, that story, hearing it from someone who is such a good speaker, from someone who was there, experienced it. Just hearing his words.
Today, was the most inspiring, happiest, life-changing day, of my existence.
I encourage ALL of you, to go to http://www.rachelschallenge.org/ and challenge yourself. Ask you teachers to book an event. Ask them. You never know until you try.
I promise you, it will be the best experience you will ever have.
Rachel Joy Scott.
Isaiah Eamon Shoels
Matthew Joesph Kechter
John Robert Tomlin
Kyle Robert Velaquez
Lauren Dawn Townsend
Daniel Lee Rohrbough
Daniel Conner Mauser
Kelly Ann Fleming
Corey Tyler DePooter
Steven Robert Curnow
Cassie Rene Bernall
Coach William "Dave" Sanders
You are all remembered. You are all missed.