Poquoson High School students accept Rachel's Challenge
Students, faculty and parents of Poquoson High School recently attended a program at the school on Rachel's Challenge.
The event was the first of several school activities that will continue in October as part of National Bullying Prevention Month in the United States.
Rachel's Challenge refers to Rachel Joy Scott, the first person killed in the 1999 shootings at Columbine High School in Colorado.
According to a press release, Rachel's acts of kindness and compassion, coupled with the contents of her six diaries, have become the foundation of this presentation.
As a result of the program, several Poquoson students signed the "I Accept Rachel's Challenge" banner, making a pledge to begin a chain reaction of kindness and compassion, according to a press release.
National Bullying Prevention Month began in 2006 as a one-week observance. Since then it has evolved into a full month of activities across the country in support of bullying prevention.
Poquoson High School is at 51 Odd Road, Poquoson.
For more information, call 757-868-3141 or visit www.phs.poquoson.org.