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Beth Nimmo is the mother of Rachel Joy Scott.


Rachel was the first student killed during the Columbine High School shooting in 1999 that tragically claimed the lives of 14 students (including the 2 gunmen) and a brave teacher.

Rachel’s Friends describe her as funny, fearless, passionate and ambitious. Beth remembers her as a strong Christian who was not afraid to witness to others. Rachel did not compromise her convictions in the face of peer pressure and other influences or when she was face to face with her shooters.

Millions of people across the globe have been challenged and encouraged by Rachel's story over the past 18 years.  Rachel left an incredible legacy of faith, kindness, and compassion, which is evident in the powerful writings she left 


behind in her journals. Beth also came very close to losing her son Craig during the Columbine shooting. Craig narrowly escaped the school, but not before seeing two of his own friends lose their lives.

In spite of the pain of losing Rachel, Beth wants to serve as Rachel’s voice to lift up a standard for other youth and families to follow. She is aware that only through the grace of God, has this story been shared.


Beth is the author of two books “Rachel’s Tears” and “The Journals of Rachel Scott”. She is the founder of a non-profit organization, and the co-executive producer of a film titled “I’m Not Ashamed” (released in the fall of 2016). She has continued to wholeheartedly dedicate her life to encouraging others. Beth would like to share that through God's grace even the worst day of our life can be transformed into something beautiful.

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