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(TARAH JOHNSON/EYE OF THE TIGER) Junior Duha Khalifeh hands a rose to a student last week for International Women’s Day.

(TARAH JOHNSON/EYE OF THE TIGER) Junior Duha Khalifeh hands a rose to a student last week for International Women’s Day.

(TARAH JOHNSON/EYE OF THE TIGER) Junior Duha Khalifeh hands a rose to a student last week for International Women’s Day.

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(COURTESY/BRENT MATTIX) Social science teacher Avery Beebe recieves a rose from The League of Women club members.

Roseville High School’s League of Women handed out roses to female teachers and students on campus to celebrate International Women’s Day last week.

According to club advisor and English teacher Denise Weis, the club is a great way for girls to come together and share experiences.

“It seemed like a valuable resource to have on campus especially with this climate where we are not really given this opportunity to really speak about things unique to us,” Weis said.

The club meets every Monday at lunch to discuss topics including body image, societal expectations, and racism to help create an open dialogue in the class.

The League of Women will soon begin fundraising in order to support their vision for the club and celebrate the birthdays of other club members.

Club president Ofsana Popal is happy with their decision to hand out roses. The club decided flowers would be the best way to show appreciation and spread their message of kindness at a club meeting.

“We wanted to find a way to express our appreciation because we thought, ‘Who doesn’t love flowers?’,” Popal said. “Especially red ones because the red represents everything that’s going on with International Women’s Day.”

Club treasurer Duha Khalifeh hopes the club will empower other girls in school to stand up for themselves.

“What inspired me to join the club is that it is very important to me to help other girls going through a hard time not have it bring them down,” Khalifeh said.

English teacher Amy Mowrer received a flower from The League of Women and supports the message that the club is trying to send.

“I feel like just reminding everybody that they are valuable is great and National Women’s Day is an opportunity to remind our young ladies that they are valued and important,” Mowrer said.

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