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SPA GRADS TOLD “…THERE'S BEAUTY IN THE STRUGGLE”

This past Monday morning saw the South Pacific Academy’s commencement ceremony celebrate the graduation of 20 seniors who were approved, recognized and passed by the SPA Board of Directors Chairperson Tom Drabble, in a ceremony held at their school gymnasium in Tafuna.



TALITONU AU FA’AU’U A IAKINA I “FOLIGA O LE TUTU FA’ATASI”

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I le i’u manuia ai o a latou galuega fa’ale a’oa’oga i lenei tausaga aoga, ua manatu ai le Vasega Fa’au’u a le Aoga Maualuga a Iakina Adventist Academy (IAA) e fa’aautu le latou anavatau mo lenei tausaga i fa’aupuga e fa’apea, “O Foliga o le Tutu Fa’atasi” (The Face of Unity).

 



MANU'A HS - 13 FA'AU'U MAI LE LAUMUA O LE SEGA’ULA

O le taeao o le aso Faraile, Iuni 5, 2015 na savalia mulimuli ai e le to’a 13 Segaula fa’ai’uaso lo latou Laumua, ua tapena le latou malaga e aga’i atu e tausaili le atamai fa’aonaponei, ia fa’aau’upegaina i latou ae a faiva i le lumana’i.



ASTCA Goes Live with O3b Networks

St. John, Jersey, Channel Islands/Pago Pago, American Samoa - 15 June, 2015 – O3b Networks today announced that the American Samoa Telecommunications Authority (ASTCA) has deployed its O3bTrunk. The contract includes a commitment for 1.2Gbps which more than doubles its backhaul and Internet capacity for the entire Samoan archipelago and provides a safety net in the event of a failure of its submarine fiber system. Prior to the O3b launch American Samoa and the Independent State of Samoa were serviced only by the aging American Samoa Hawaii (ASH) submarine cable.



SIBLINGS SERVE TOGETHER ABOARD USS GEORGE WASHINGTON

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WATERS NEAR GUAM (NNS) —Separation from family during deployments can be difficult for any Sailor, but for two Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), family is just a few decks away.

 

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Naiatea Iuli and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) Airman Apprentice Kapeli Iuli, from American Samoa, are siblings serving together aboard the Navy's only forward-deployed aircraft carrier.

 



NVTHS 2015 GRADS LOOK TO “Create Legacies” THROUGH CHANGE

Yesterday morning was a day of celebration for the Home of the Wildcats as – Nu’uuli Vocational Technical High School’s Commencement Exercises held at the Kanana Fou gymnasium, saw 68 young men and women graduate to their chosen theme: “Acculturate to Change and Create Legacies”.



FAGA’ITUA GRADUATES 128 VIKINGS — “HAVE ONLY POSITIVE EXPECTATIONS”

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Yesterday was a day of celebration for the Eastern side of the territory, as the Home of the Vikings – Fagaitua High School— graduated 128 Vikings, in a commencement ceremony held yesterday morning in their school gymnasium. Special guest and keynote speaker was Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga, who was accompanied by Mrs. Cynthia Moliga.

 

Master of Ceremonies was school Vice Principal Sua’ese Pooch Ta’ase. Other guests for the event included DOE Director, Dr. Vaitinasa Salu Hunkin and  Congresswoman Aumua Amata.



TAFUNA HS GRADUATES 276 TOA — “IA NANAMU I I’A O LE TAITAFOLA LAU OLA”

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Tafuna High School ‘Home of the Warriors’ is possibly sitting with the most graduates this year, as per their usual — they have the highest enrollment of any high school in the territory and they are bidding farewell to 276 toa, yesterday morning, at their gymnasium.

 



LEONE GRADUATES CLASS OF 2015 — “TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE”

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“Together everyone achieves more” is the motto for the 2015 graduating class of Leone High School that graduated 148 students yesterday. The ceremony was held at the school’s gymnasium, which was filled with families, friends and supporters of the graduating class.

 

This year’s Valedictorian for Leone High School with a GPA of 3.96 and a SAT score of 1560 is Emmanuel Iuma Tuailemafua Loia and the class Salutatorian is Pooja Radhakirshnan.



FA’ASAO MARIST GRADS CHOOSE TO “BELIEVE IN THE BEAUTY OF THEIR DREAMS”

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“Belief is something we choose, we hope for it, we work for it, we sacrifice for it, we will not accidentally come to believe, we actively choose to believe, our actions are evidence of our belief, and become the substance of our faith,” said Director of Education, Vaitinasa Dr Salu Hunkin Finau who spoke about the class’ theme —”the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams,” a quote from former First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt.



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