Santo Domingo. - The Carol Morgan School (CMS) marked the start of the schoolyear with its traditional cocktail reception for parents, teachers and the Board of Directors at the Hotel Embajador, where guests were informed of the results of the students’ academic achievement, and stressed the lessons from the Columbine High School tragedy.
A panel discussion was also featured to unveil CMS’ plans and on topics of community interest.
This year’s participants were treated to and enriching presentation by Neil McIntyre, of the organization Rachel's Challenge, created after the death of Rachel Scott in the Columbine High School massacre in 1999.
This organization has a number of programs and strategies which prepare students and adults to combat bullying by creating positive change in the school and family culture, starting a chain reaction of kindness and gestures of compassion.
The message of Rachel's Challenge has reached more than 18 million people who’ve been positively touched and have made a commitment to make a difference in their communities.
CMS Headmaster Jack Delman welcomed the guests and introduced the Board of Directors, headed by its President, Katia Rodriguez, who thanked those present.
She dedicated a special recognition to United States Ambassador Raul Yzaguirre for his commitment and continued and unconditional support for Carol Morgan School.
For McIntyre, who spoke behalf of Rachel's Challenge, its mission is to help create a safer school environment and have a positive impact on the world, always based on the culture of kindness, compassion and respect for others.