Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Our assembly today-Columbine survivor speaking about a friend teaching Kindness

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. Powerful video/audio footage of Rachel's life and the Columbine tragedy holds students spell-bound during a one hour school presentation that motivates them to positive change in the way they treat others.

Nicole Nowlen PRESENTER:
Nicole is a former Columbine student who was in the school's library that day. After surviving being shot by the gunmen, she graduated from Columbine in 2001. Since her graduation, she shared her story with hundreds of thousands of people. Since 2006 she has been sharing Rachel's story across the country and even in Canada and Bermuda. Nicole has been featured in People and Teen People magazines as well as on The Today Show and The Montel Williams Show. Nicole hopes that Rachel's story impacts students to make a difference in the lives of others that are around them every single day.
I am not sure how I will react. I work with a student in 6th grade diagnosed with autism. I am unsure of their reaction as well. Just thinking about where I was that day and how this assembly, in a middle school, will be taken by students and adults .