Rachel's Challenge rewards Dallas high school for student's efforts

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by CRAIG CIVALE

WFAA

Posted on November 4, 2011 at 10:36 PM

DALLAS - It's not strange to see Trang Huynh handing out bracelets or giving hugs to classmates at school.

For four years, the Skyline High School senior has been finding ways to make her school a better place.

She's created anti-bully campaigns, and developed games to let students know they are cared about; Simple things to make her classmates feel good about themselves.

It's something she came up with after reading an article her freshman year about Rachel's Challenge.

Rachel's Challenge is a national anti-bully program named after Rachel Scott, a Colorado teenager who was the first victim killed in the Columbine High School massacre back in 1999.

Over the years, Huynh has tried to bring the Rachel's Challenge program to her high school.

But the senior has not been able to raise enough money.

It costs between $3,000 and $5,000 for the program to bring in its counselors and teachers to educate students.

This week, she was surprised by the organization.

Darrell Scott, Rachel's dad, contacted Huynh by phone, letting her know he was aware of her efforts and decided to donate the program to Skyline High School for free.

The high school will hold it's first assembly on Nov. 15.

Skyline will be the third Dallas school to participate in the program.

E-mail ccivale@wfaa.com

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