Father of Slain Student To Speak at Denison
Posted: March 21, 2005
Darrell Scott, whose daughter was one of the victims of the Columbine High School shooting rampage, will appear at Denison University under the sponsorship of the Campus Crusade for Christ group. The talk will be at 8 p.m. on Wednesday (March 30) in Swasey Chapel and is free and open to the public.
Scott is the father of Rachel Joy Scott, who was killed on April 20, 1999, and of Craig Scott, who was in the library as 10 of his classmates were shot, including two close friends who were huddled beside him under a table. Craig unknowingly ran past the body of his sister lying on the sidewalk as he helped other students escape.
Scott tells the story of his daughter's life and the message of hope and kindness that she wrote about in her diary. He has written three books --Rachel's Tears, Chain Reaction, andRachel Smiles-- that relate stories about Rachel and the lives she has touched. He agrees with her belief that kindness is the most effective antidote for violence and that compassion to those who are bullied or are simply overlooked creates a chain reaction that transforms school campuses and communities. He also speaks on the issue of Bibles in schools and America's Christian heritage.
Scott continues to live in Littleton, Colo. where he directs the activities of a non-profit organization, Columbine Redemption. He has spoken on more than 50 college campuses and on numerous TV shows, including Oprah Winfrey, The Today Show and Larry King Live. Scott also gave testimony at the Congressional Committee hearing on the Columbine tragedy.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- Convocation featuring Darrell Scott, father of Columbine victim Rachel Joy Scott; 8 p.m., Wednesday (March 30), Swasey Chapel. Free and open to the public. Contact 740-587-5727 to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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