Tuesday, December 14, 2010
I'm sure most of you are aware of the horrid incident that took place at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. Two boys came to school with a misson to kill, and they did just that. Out of the school's massive population, only 13 met death that day- one teacher, and twelve students. The two boys then turned the guns on themselves. The first to die was a seventeen year old Junior, Rachel Scott, a remarkable young woman. Her brother was in the school as well, but was lucky and survived without being shot. You see, Rachel had a theory, that if you did something nice it would start a chain reaction. Rachel had her heart stuck on this, and even wrote an English essay on the matter. Her journals were left to her grieving family, cluttered with her thoughts and feelings. Weirdly enough, Rachel had basically predicted her own death, saying that she was going to die young, and weeks before her homicide poems of death filled the pages of her diary. Rachel was determined to die as a girl who had touched many people's hearts and she did just that. All Rachel wants is to except the challenges she faces us with in her English essay, and I'm doing just that. The reason I've brought up Columbine today is because of an assembly we had today in school. Someone from Rachel's speaking team came to our school, and brought news clips of the horrific day and Rachel's family. Rachel has had an impact on my life. Thank you.