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PHOTOS: Columbine victim's message comes to Alexandria

Cadence Jarding, a first-grader at Hanson Elementary School, signs a Rachel's Challenge poster Wednesday morning after listening to a presentation about Rachel Joy Scott, the namesake of the program, who died in the 1999 Columbine, Colo., school shooting. Rachel's Challenge is a program that aims to create safer learning environments and make a world-wide impact, according to its website. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)1 / 4
Anthony Steilen, a sophomore at Hanson High School, bows his head and closes his eyes during the memorial segment of the Rachel's Challenge presentation Wednesday afternoon in Alexandria. Rachel's Challenge is a program that aims to create a safer learning environment and make a worldwide impact, in honor of Rachel Joy Scott, a 1999 Columbine, Colo., school shooting victim. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)2 / 4
Christian Jager, a sophomore at Hanson High School, bows his head and closes his eyes during the memorial segment of the Rachel's Challenge presentation Wednesday afternoon in Alexandria. Rachel's Challenge is a program that aims to create a safer learning environment and make a worldwide impact in honor of Rachel Joy Scott, a 1999 Columbine, Colo., school shooting victim. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)3 / 4
Kaetlin Goergen, a sophomore at Hanson High School in Alexandria, signs her name to the Rachel's Challenge poster Wednesday morning after listening to a presentation about Rachel Joy Scott, the namesake of the program who died in the 1999 Columbine, Colo., school shooting. Rachel's Challenge is a program that aims to create safer learning environments and make a worldwide impact. Goergen said Rachel's Challenge will change the way she treats people and the presentation was "very teary." (Sean Ryan/The Da...4 / 4

Images from the Rachel's Challenge program conducted Wednesday at the Hanson School in Alexandria. The program, which aims to create safer learning environments, is named for Rachel Scott, a victim of the 1999 Columbine, Colo., school shooting. (Photos by Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)

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