Viewpoint: In support of Rachel's Challenge

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

Her acts of kindness and compassion coupled with the contents of her six diaries have become the foundation for one of the most life-changing school programs in America.

Phoebe Putney brought Rachel's Challenge to Albany, with the help of our community partners, the Albany Chamber of Commerce, and the Dougherty County School system, introduced it to the community and the schools.

Rachael's father, and then her brother, who was also at Columbine that day, made moving presentations to schools and in the community.

We would like to thank Phoebe and our community partners for sponsoring this event in public and private schools where over 10,000 people were impacted by a powerful presentation of Rachel's hope to bring kindness and stop the bullying.