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MORE SUMMER ACTIVITIES: SANCTUARY SCIENCE IN THE VILLAGE

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NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa (NMSAS) is doing it again, offering the Sanctuary Summer Science in the Village (SSSV) program for local youth who want to enhance their understanding and appreciation of the marine environment.
 
This year, the program is being hosted in different villages, particularly those located nearest the Sanctuary sites.
 



MANU SAMOA MEETS FIJI

Namulau’ulu Alama Ieremia has named his Manu Samoa team for their clash against Fiji in Suva on Saturday (Friday in Pago Pago) AT 3 P.M. The Coach has emphasized experience and fitness in naming his top 15-man squad.
 
Long serving first five Tusiapta Pisi will play and will also serve as goal kicker. Popular player, Alafoti Faosiliva has been moved from the flanker position he played in against Georgia last week to the #8 slot.  Fa'atoina Autagavaia will slide into the wing position instead of fullback.  
 



SOUTH PACIFIC ACADEMY GRADUATES ARE ‘COURAGEOUS’ DOLPHINS

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‘Courageous’. That is the one word South Pacific Academy acting principal Kathy Fitisone used to describe the nineteen seniors who graduated from South Pacific Academy this past Saturday, during the territory’s final commencement exercise of this year’s graduation season.

 



“SUCCESS IS A JOURNEY, NOT A DESTINATION” SAY FAASAO MARIST GRADS

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Sixty-seven Cougars and Crusaders bid farewell to their teachers and underclassmen last Saturday, following Fa’asao Marist High School’s commencement exercise held at the Fatuoaiga Hall, in Ottoville- Tafuna.

 

The graduates looked spiffy, dressed in their blue and gold school colors, hugging and taking last minute photos before the ceremony began.

 

There were lots of tears and laughter as the 67 graduates took their last walk together as a class, heading to their seats as parents, family members and friends looked on with pride.



17 GRADUATE FROM IAKINA ADVENTIST ACADEMY: “MY GOD, MY CALL, MY ALL”

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The Iakina Seventh Day Adventist Academy’s Class of 2016 hosted its commencement exercise at the Governor H. Rex Lee Auditorium on Sunday, June 5.

 

Established in 1908 as a co-educational Christian School, Iakina Adventist Academy operates under the jurisdiction of the Trans-Pacific Union of the Seventh-day Adventists.

 



LEONE HS 50TH COMMENCEMENT: “WE STRUGGLED, WE STRIVED, WE SUCCEEDED”

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One-hundred-thirty-three Lions roared for a final time last Friday when they received their diplomas and turned their tassels, signifying the official end of their high school journey during the school’s 50th commencement exercise.

 

The Class of 2016 came dressed in the traditional school colors, the girls with yellow caps and gowns, while the boys donned the Leone green.

 



COMBATING NCDs: THE COMMUNITY HYDROPONICS DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

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The Hydroponic Development Project was launched earlier this week at the Avegalio Farms in Pava’ia’i. The project is administered by the Pacific Youth & Community Development (PYCD), a non-profit organization funded by the USDA Community Food Program.
 
The PYCD was awarded the USDA funded grant to run a 3-year program to strengthen and develop the capacity of local hydroponic farming.
 



WILDCATS TOP HONORS GO TO TWO MALES — A FIRST IN THIS GRADUATION SEASON

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The dark skies and light drizzle in the west side during the morning hours Thursday didn’t put a damper on the Wildcat spirit as 75 graduates were awarded their diplomas during the Nuuuli Vocational Technical High School (NVTHS) 2016 commencement exercise that was held at the Kanana Fou gymnasium.

 



SAMOANA HS: “THE FRUITS OF HARD LABOR EXEMPLIFY SUCCESS”

Endure. Embrace. Celebrate.
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Samoana High School’s Class of 2016 commencement exercise was held Wedneday morning inside the school’s gymnasium, something the 220 graduates were excited about.

 

(Last year, the Sharks’ Class of 2015 had no choice but to host their graduation ceremony at the DYWA Pago Pago Community Youth Center, as the school’s gymnasium— where commencement exercises are usually held—was being used as a make shift classroom at the time).

 



VIKINGS CLASS OF 2016: “THE TASSEL IS WORTH THE HASSLE”

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The Faga’itua High School gymnasium was the venue for the Vikings Class of 2016 commencement exercise, which was held Tuesday morning and drew in hundreds of parents, family members and friends.

 

A total of 108 Toa ole Vasa received their high school diplomas, with some being awarded scholarships to attend the local community college, training at off-island military institutes, and universities beyond our shores.

 



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