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Rachel’s Challenge Coming To El Paso

She was only 17 when she was gunned down during the massacre at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999.

But Rachel Scott’s death has not kept her way of life from being spread across the nation.

After her death, Rachel’s family discovered that she kept numerous journals. She wrote about living her life by her own code of ethics. Rachel often wrote about being kind and, as she worded it, “spreading good gossip.”

Her family created a program to take Rachel’s code of ethics to schools and auditoriums around the U.S., called Rachel’s Challenge.

This week, the Scott family is in El Paso to present Rachel’s Challenge during Lincoln Middle School’s Community Night.

“There is no way you can see this program, even as an adult, and it not boost your morale and how you treat people and how you treat customers,” said Nancy Skokan, who is a volunteer with Lincoln Middle School’s PTA. “It’s a win-win for everyone from a 9-year-old to an 80-year-old.”

Rachel’s Challenge will be presented at Coronado High School on Thursday in the Fine Arts building. The program starts at 6:30 p.m. and it is free and open to everyone.

If you’d like more information on Rachel’s Challenge, click here or email

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