Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Rachel's Challenge

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.

54 comments:

  1. ...Wow, Drew. That was really heartfelt.
    I can't believe people do things like that, and I'm glad that you brought to attention this tragedy. People shouldbe more like you. *hug, peck on Drew's cheek for his bravery and heart*

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  2. I just feel that Rachel's story needs to be heard because of it's immense importance.
    *Bluses*

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  3. It does need to be heard. I'll even tell all my friends about it for you. :)
    I can make you blush more if you want me to. ;)
    Seriously, though, you've got heart.

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  4. Thanks Sarah!
    As if I haven't said it enough:
    You're awesome! :D

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  5. You are too!
    ...Lightbulb! *goes to work on idea*

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  6. Care to share this magical idea?

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  7. Nope, it's a Christmas surprise for you! :D

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  8. Oh. o.o
    In that case...
    TELL ME!!!
    I have an idea what my little surprise is for you! :)

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  9. Nope, but it might be up tommorrow-or even today, if your lucky!
    I'm dying to know what it is, but I won't beg.

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  10. Can't wait!
    And don't get your hopes too high! :-/

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  11. Any present that you give me is an amazing present. :D

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  12. No problem, buddy-and-potential-romantic-interest-but-I'd-have-to-see-how-you-feel-about-that

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  13. So, yes or no on the above long connection?

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  14. What have I said about internet flirting? *facepalm*

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  15. I believe that's been answered on the forums already Sarah. :)

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  16. Indeed. And I'm estatic about it. :D

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  17. @Fedora
    It's not flirting, per se. It's just two friends begiining to turn a friendship into something...a bit more.

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  18. Lol ok then XD Have fun with that "turning a friendship into something more"!

    Drew and Sarah, sitting in a tree. K-I-S-S-I-N-G!

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  19. That doesn't sound like such a bad idea. ;)

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  20. You two having fun on here, or what? o.o

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  21. Oh, don't worry, Drew. We're just mapping out every aspect of your life. No big deal.

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  22. Okay then. As long as I don't end up homeless, then I guess all's good.

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  23. Nah, you don't end up homeless. I made sure of that.

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  24. You'll end up living with your parents, ahaha!

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  25. No way! He ends up with a very nice life!
    Don't worry, Drew!

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  26. Mind telling me about my own life plans??? o.o

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  27. That depends on if your willing to see a slideshow.

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  28. Okay! *goes to make slideshow*

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  29. Here's Drew losing his job *Points at picture in slideshow* Here he is again moving in with his parents. Here he is being kicked out of his parent's house for being lazy and not getting a job.
    Lol hahaha

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  30. Here's Hannah after she meets Drew:
    *slideshow comes to an abrupt stop*
    Ahem. Just kidding. ;)

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  31. Slideshow:
    *shows random pictures of Drew and girl who looks familiar*
    *shows random pictures of Drew with kids who look like Drew and the familiar girl*
    *Shows oldie Drew and oldie familiar girl*

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  32. Could this familiar girl possibly be Sarah? o.o
    *sarcasm*

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  33. Gee I don't know! Could it be? *says in voice dripping with sarcasm*
    Hah, that's right because I ahem...disposed of the camera man >:)

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  34. Gee, I don't know Drew. Do you WANT it to be?

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  35. It doesn't matter what he wants, it's your slideshow >:)

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  36. ...I never thought I'd say this, but good point.

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  37. Did you think I was an airhead? >:) It's called Logic

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  38. I'll let you two continue on... er... conversing?

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  39. Wait, I need your opinion first. Screw Logic! >:D

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  40. Feel free to butt in if need be, Drew.
    That's what I say sometimes, Sarah ;) lol

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  41. Yeah, it's a good motto to live by.

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  42. Yup, sometimes you just gotta screw logic and follow your heart. Why the heck did that sound like a movie line...

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  43. I don't know, but it's great advice.

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  44. It just sounded like a movie line O_o Scary.....
    I should totally do a "Ask Hannah" column lol

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  45. Dear Hannah,
    Why hasn't Drew responded to my question yet?
    From Sarah

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  46. Okay, the girl is me. Suprisingly, it felt really good to say that. :D

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  47. I'm glad you have finally came to this conclusion ;) lol
    And now Drew has taken my first question, thanks Drew. How am I supposed to get a reputation if you answer my questions while I'm sleeping? :D
    Don't answer that, it was hypothetical.

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  48. Well, it's not his fault we're in different time zones! Time zones are SO confusing.

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