Point Isabel school district to host anti-bullying presentation

PORT ISABEL — It’s described as the story that changes everything — and the school district plans to help spread its message to the community.

The Point Isabel Independent School District will host an anti-bullying presentation called Rachel’s Challenge today from 6 to 7 p.m. at the high school auditorium.

Rachel’s Challenge is based on the life and writings of Rachel Joy Scott, the first victim of the Columbine School shooting in 1999.

The presentation is conducted by a nonprofit organization created by Rachel’s family.

Rachel’s Challenge aims to inspire people to replace violence, bullying and negativity with respect, kindness and compassion.

The event is free and will be open to the public.

Throughout the school day, pre-kindergarten students through 12th grade will be shown various versions of the Rachel’s Challenge presentation.

District representatives describe the presentation as a powerful reminder of the little things everyone can do every day to make the world a better place.

“This presentation is something to help our community and schools be able to address issues such as bullying, violence and negative actions toward others,” PI ISD Public Information Officer Lupita Sauceda explained. “Just like with Rachel’s message, one act of kindness can do a lot.”

IF YOU GO

WHAT — Rachel’s Challenge presentation

WHEN — Today from 6 to 7 p.m.

WHERE — Port Isabel High School Auditorium

COST — Free