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AMERICAN SAMOA BOXING TEAM SCORES 3 MEDALS IN OCEANIA CHAMPIONSHIP

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American Samoa’s boxing team to the 2015 Oceania Confederation Boxing Championship in Canberra, Australia last weekend, will be bringing home three medals, after outstanding performances by all three.
 
According to a report from the team in Australia, Pasefika Ikitau, who was competing in the light heavy division won silver, after losing to his opponent from Australia in the gold medal match, while George Tanoa Jr., who was competing in the middle weight division and Rob Toilolo who was competing in the heavy weight division — each won a bronze medal.



CHILDREN OF MAN BATTLING CANCER START “GOFUNDME” ACCOUNT

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A Korean man was saving up to return to his homeland in Korea after living in the territory for over 40 years, yet the dream faded when he was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer and is now undergoing chemotherapy and radiation. This led to his children reaching out to the public for assistance, given the financial restraints, says Sinafoa Kim-Mua one of his daughters.
 



TROPICAL STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FOR BIG ISLE, MAUI COUNTY AS IGNACIO NEARS

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Maui County and the Big Island as Hurricane Ignacio continues to move toward the Hawaiian islands. A Tropical Storm Watch means that Tropical Storm conditions are possible within the watch area within 48 hours.

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center said at 5 a.m. Sunday, Ignacio was located approximately 450 miles east of Hilo or 650 miles east-southeast of Honolulu. It had maximum sustained winds of 140 miles per hour with higher gusts. A weakening trend is forecast to begin on Sunday.



MAE’A POLOKALAMA SUISUI & 4H - KALAPU I LEONE

O le Aso Lulu na te'a na fa’amae’a aloa’ia ai le polokalama sa fa’atautaia e le Land Grant 4H mo le 3 masina o le tu’uaga o a’oga, fa’apea fo’i ma le Polokalama Suisui sa fa’atautaia e le CNR a le Land Grant mo le vasega o tina ma tama i le kalapu a le afio’aga o Leone.

 



LE FETUAO SAMOAN LANGUAGE CENTER SHOWCASES STEM EFFORTS AT OPEN HOUSE

Source: Media release Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center

Verizon Wireless Hawai‘i presented a $5,000 Verizon Foundation grant to Le Fetuao Samoan Language Center to support their innovative work, uniting culture and language with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). The check presentation took place during Le Fetuaoʻs open house event at the Moanalua Community Center on Friday, August 14.
 



MANUMALO STUDENT TO REPRESENT AM SAMOA IN 2015 BROADCAM MASTERS

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Manumalo Academy eighth grader Dorvida Alofa Fuiava has been selected to represent the territory in the 2015 Broadcam MASTERS as a semifinalist, joining an elite group of middle school (junior high) students from across the United States.
 
Fuiava’s journey started earlier this year, when she took home first place overall in the elementary division of the Territorial Science Fair with her project entitled: "The Effect of Water on the Strength of Concrete".
 



“MAKE A WISH” FOUNDATION GIFTS DISNEY WORLD VISIT TO LEONE GIRL

Margaret Ta'avili (left) of Leone, American Samoa, received a visit from "Make a Wish Foundation" representatives at her temporary home in Hawai’i Kai, after she requested and was granted the opportunity to visit Disney World in Orlando, Florida (8 days, 8 nights, accommodations, airfare and local transportation).
 



ATHLETES HONORED DURING SPECIAL RECOGNITION CEREMONY LAST FRIDAY

“We must support our youth, for they are our future”
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Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga is urging all the sports associations, parents and everyone to show their support for our youth, allowing them to develop their skills and knowledge in sports, because they are the future of the country.
 



TEENS AGAINST TOBACCO USE IS STUDENT-RUN, VOLUNTEER BASED

Source: TATU media release

Students from the Teens Against Tobacco Use (TATU) program have been busy during the summer making presentations to their fellow students about the negative effect of smoking.
 
The Program is a student run, volunteer based program that aims to educate the youth of American Samoa on the overall detrimental effects of smoking, in an effort to decrease the number of smokers, and improve the overall health on our beautiful island.
 



PUBLISHED AUTHOR FROM LAULI’I LOOKS TO HER HUMBLE ROOTS FOR INSPIRATION

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From a childhood of humble beginnings in the small east side village of Laulii, to becoming a published author, Lynn Nuuuli Pulou-Alaimalo is living proof that perseverance is key in achieving one's goals and dreams.
 



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