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High School Participates in Rose Week

Our high school students, faculty and staff engaged in education, advocacy and service projects during The Rose Project. It was a jam-packed week that focused on experiences of faith, service and work for justice—some of the core values of the Sisters of the Holy Names. In the mornings, seniors in AP Government educated freshmen on topics including environmental justice and housing, food insecurity and education, healthcare access, and immigration. Sophomores, juniors and seniors attended Zoom meetings on social justice, including presentations from five alumnae. In the afternoons, students worked in their Rose Project teams on various service projects—creating blessing bags, sorting donations, making blankets and bears for cancer patients. Some groups went off campus to volunteer at Metropolitan Ministries, Feeding Tampa Bay and The Oasis. After presentations and activities, students reflected in their Encounter journals and shared some of the important lessons they took away throughout the week. It was a faith-filled week that rings true to the charism of the Sisters.

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