I’m a Rachel’s challenge member and have been since 6th grade. I think the presentation is needed. Tragic things happen in this world, but it’s amazing how she changed her school and other people before she died. I think it’s needed because, from personal experience, I know what it feels like when people don’t treat you the way you want to be treated and that it doesn’t feel good when you treat someone else bad because they treated you badly. It hurts. No one likes a bully and no one likes to be bullied. I know, and so do four of my friends, some teachers and the councilor, that I took a lot away from that presentation. I cried hard because I knew that I needed to change. I had taken my fear and my little bubble of solitude that I had built in elementary school with me to middle school because I was scared of being picked on. I don’t want to be scared anymore and I don’t want to be mad at my life or people that treated me badly anymore. That is what I took away from the presentation, the fact that I need to change and speak up when I am scared. I don’t think that we should change anything about the presentation. Whether it was effective is a different story. I’m not sure if it was effective. Not that it isn’t, it’s just that I haven’t seen it yet. I do think that it will be effective, however. It has touched me and effected me and I am sure it will effect others. Yes it was worthwhile. We need that little extra push in our lives and I wish I had actually had that push in elementary school. Rachel’s challenge is the best thing about my life.