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About 80 people sat still in their seats and listened intently as the tragic story of the deadliest high school shooting was retold and the dream of one girl to change the world unfolded.

David Hills, a presenter for Rachel’s Challenge, spoke and showed the video before students, parents and others in the cafeteria of Madera High School on Monday evening.

Rachel’s Challenge is a student-empowering program developed by Darrell Scott, the father of the late Rachel Scott, who was the first victim of the mass shooting that killed 13 people in Columbine High School on April 20, 1999.

Writings left behind by Rachel, and eyewitness accounts of her life, characterize a young lady who hoped to change the world through kindness and acts of compassion...


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