Martin School Observes "Rachel's Challenge"

By: Todd Baucher Email
By: Todd Baucher Email

See an act of kindness, and tell people about it.

That's the goal of a program started to remember one of the victims of the Columbine shootings.

All year long, the kids at Martin Elementary School have been putting "Rachel's Challenge" to work.

Thursday, they marched in an end-of-year parade, displaying-as a chain-the hundreds of notes left to acknowledge those acts of kindness.

"It's been an easy thing for them to communicate and coordinate with each other," said coordinator and school counselor Kelly Wanchick. "It's nice to see that kids from kindergarten to fifth grade can share the same language and share acts of kindness with each other in the same way."

The students accomplishments this year included helping to buy new books for the younger students, and a clean-up project at Fort Boreman State Park.

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