Rachel’s Challenge at Bishop Eustace

It was an honor for Paul Mikalic, my son, to be chosen as a school representative for Rachel’s Challenge at Bishop Eustace School last week.  rachel-challenge-20141105_095031-_mdoughertyKYW Radio was there to cover the news.

PENNSAUKEN, N.J. (CBS) — “Change through kindness” is the message students at a Catholic high school in South Jersey heard on November fifth. If we are all nice, kind, sensitive to a person’s feelings and do just a little more to make people more comfortable, it matters.  It was the story of Rachel Scott, a girl killed in the Columbine High School massacre in Colorado in 1999.
The powerful program at Bishop Eustace Prep took students through the life of young Rachel Scott as she worked to make a difference in the world through small gestures of kindness.

“How will you be remembered?” asked the presenter…

Bishop Eustace guidance counselor Liz Cranston, who has been mentoring students in the school’s “Friends of Rachel Club,” says the assembly also hit home for the staff at the school.
“I had a faculty member come right at the end of the presentation, very teary-eyed, and just thanking us for having the program come to Bishop Eustace,” Cranston said.
By Mike Dougherty