Rachel Joy Scott

Rachel Joy Scott

Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Death 20 Apr 1999 (aged 17)
Littleton, Jefferson County, Colorado, USA
Burial Littleton, Arapahoe County, Colorado, USA
Plot Columbine Memorial Garden, lot 1, unit A, space 6
Memorial ID 5742890 · View Source
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Rachel Joy Scott was the third of five children born to Darrell Scott and Beth Nimmo. She was an aspiring actress and writer. Rachel was the first victim to be shot at the Columbine High School Massacre, killed by Eric Harris. She was shot while eating lunch with a friend on the lawn outside the library. She is the inspiration of "Rachel's Challenge". Rachel's Challenge is a nationwide school outreach program that helps prevent teen violence. She was awarded the 2001 National Kindness Award for Student of the Year by the Acts of Kindness Association.

Bio by: Amanda Bishop Burns


Rachel Joy Scott
Aug. 5, 1981 Apr. 20, 1999
She was the "Joy" of our lives.


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  • Added: 6 Sep 2001
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