Frenship ISD to Welcome Rachel's Challenge Monday

WOLFFORTH, TX (NEWS RELEASE) - The following is a new release provided by Frenship Independent School District:

Frenship ISD’s FHS Ninth Grade Center will welcome Rachel’s Challenge — an organization that helps to create a school climate less susceptible to harassment, bullying and violence — Monday (Nov. 13) to provide a sustainable, evidence-based framework for promoting a positive climate and culture in school.

Rachel Joy Scott was the first person killed in the Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999.

The organization began after Rachel’s death when many of her classmates reached out to the Scott family to share their stories about her simple acts of kindness and the effect she had on other students’ lives, even preventing one young man from taking his own life.

The family soon realized the transformational effect of their daughter’s story and started the nonprofit organization that lives today.

Former Texas Tech football player Cody Hodges will speak to the students twice during the school day and will follow with a community event later that evening. The event is free and open to the public.

Heather Wainscott, assistant principal at the FHS Ninth Grade Center, said the community event is a must for the Frenship community.

“It doesn’t matter if you are a student, parent, grandparent or stakeholder in the community,” she said. “Everyone can listen and benefit from hearing Rachel’s personal story of creating a chain reaction of kindness and compassion throughout the Ninth Grade Center and the Lubbock-Wolfforth community.

“I hope that by bringing Rachel’s Challenge to the Frenship community will charge every student to help promote a campus that is free from harassment and bullying.”

To learn more about Rachel Joy Scott and her story, visit the Rachel’s Challenge website.

(News release provided by Frenship Independent School District)

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