It was an emotional night for the estimated 1,100 people who turned out for Wednesday's community presentation on Rachel's Challenge. Presenter Colleen Kirk spent the past three days speaking to Fort Dodge area students about the life of Rachel Scott, the first person killed at Columbine High School. Last night, Kirk told people of all ages the story of Rachel, featuring interviews with several people who's lives Rachel touched directly, and encouraged the crowd to be among the more than 18 million people world-wide who have accepted Rachel's Challenge. Kirk also pointed out some eery similarities between the writings of Scott and Anne Frank, and the impact the two girls have been able to make:
Kirk implored the crowd to look for the best in others, dream big, choose positive influences, and speak with kindness with the goal of starting a chain reaction of good in the community.