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Roosevelt values compassion through ‘Rachel’s Challenge,’ offer students free clothes and food

(NCSD, Facebook)

CASPER, Wyo. — Students and staff at Casper’s Roosevelt High School recently completed their second annual “Rachel’s Challenge” program, the Natrona County School District says.

“The school assembly is designed to promote a culture of kindness and compassion by sharing tools, techniques, and resources with students to combat bullying and social isolation,” NCSD said on Monday, Nov. 18 on Facebook. “The program is in honor of the memory of Rachel Scott, who was killed at Columbine High School in 1999.”

Students and staff also participate in the “Friends of Rachel Training” to put what they learned at the assembly into practice in their school.

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“This year, students and staff are hosting a friendly grade-level competition to collect food to give to a local food bank,” the district says. “Additionally, RHS organized a ‘Rachel’s Closet’ which allows those students who may need the opportunity to pick-up items such as clothes, hygiene products, non-perishable food, and socks.”

The district says that Roosevelt is committed to provided a safe learning environment and fostering strong relationships and high expectations.

“‘Bringing Rachel’s Challenge to RHS students has been an extraordinary opportunity for our school,'” Principal Shawna Trujillo said. “‘Our students are brilliant, bright, and resilient…they’re awesome, absolutely, awesome people.'”

“‘Rachel’s Challenge…the challenge of dreaming big, believing in yourself, being kind, and so much more aligns directly with what we ask of our Bulldogs each day. Show up, challenge yourself, and you will succeed. We have an incredible team of professionals working diligently each day to do everything in our power to support students and help them along on their path to success.'”