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Mrs. Leslie Gossett, Senior High Guidance Counselor, invites Demi’s message and our Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Outreach Program to Beaver Falls Senior High School. By sharing Demi’s tragic story we hope to impact and encourage the 600 plus students in attendance to avoid the pitfalls of destructive decisions.

It is with much gratitude that we thank the students and the faculty for their fundraising efforts and generous donation. Faculty participated in a teacher dress down day and students organized an event, inspired by Rachel’s Challenge, where they collected change for a cause – to make a change in their community. Rachel’s Challenge is a national non-profit organization dedicated to creating safe, connected school environments where learning and teaching are maximized. Based on the life and writing of Rachel Scott, the first victim of the Columbine tragedy in 1999, Rachel’s Challenge provides a continual improvement process for schools designed to awaken the learner in every child. This initiative motivates and equips students to start and sustain a chain reaction of kindness and compassion that transforms schools and communities.

We extend a special thank you to Leslie Gossett and Middle School Guidance Counselor Kelly Matsook for their efforts to help distribute the LHAS signature xoshove≠trulove t-shirts, wristbands and printed resource materials to every student and teacher following the presentation.

Last but not least we offer our sincere appreciation to Laura Penrod Kronk of Ladies Hospital Aid Society for her continued dedication to this program.