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Rachel Joy Scott: A Death That Wasn't Deserved

Academic Writing- Research Presentation
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Kyra Danielowski

on 23 January 2013

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Transcript of Rachel Joy Scott: A Death That Wasn't Deserved

A Death That Wasn't Deserved Rachel Joy Scott Time Line: Rachel Joy Scott was born on August 5th,
1981, in Denver. She was the third of five children of Darrell Scott and Beth Nimmo. Her other siblings were Bethanee, Dana, Mike
and Craig. When Rachel was eight years
old her mother and father
got a divorce, devistating the
family. Rachel started a journal. She wrote down all of her thoughts, hopes, prayers and poems from everyday life. Writing in her journal helped her to heal, and in the future would help others... She had the leading role in a student-written play. Described as a devout Christian by her mother, she was active as a youth group leader at Orchard Road Christian Center Church in Littleton and was known for her friendliness and compassionate natureRachel Scott's funeral on April 24, 1999, was attended by more than 2,000 people and was televised throughout the nationRachel Scott's funeral on April 24, 1999, was attended by more than 2,000 people and was televised throughout the nationRachel Scott's funeral on April 24, 1999, was attended by more than 2,000 people and was televised throughout the nation Shortly before her death, Rachel wrote an essay for school stating, “I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion then it will start a chain reaction of the same Rachel was shot while eating lunch with a friend, Richard Castaldo, on the lawn outside the school's library. She was killed by Eric Harris. Rachel's brother was in the library when the gunmen came through the library. His two best friends were shot next to him, he had to play dead just to stay alive. Her family found out about her death hours after the shooting at the local city hall. Shortly after her death her family found the best gift any grieving family could ask for. Her diary. They read her poems and prayers, this helped them heal their hearts and souls. Rachel's funeral was attended by more than 2,000 people. Rachel Joy Scott was posthumously awarded the 2001 National Kindness Award for Student of the Year by the Acts of Kindness Association. Shortly after her death, Darrell Scott got a random call from a man. The man said that he had a dream about Rachel and a picture with a rose and eyes crying over it. Darrell was offended by the mans random call about his daughter. After the call Darrell went through Rachel's back pack again and found this picture... He called the man back immediately and they concluded it was a message sent from Rachel. Beth and Darrell decided to write a book called 'Rachel's Tears' that has touched the nations mourning hearts.
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