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2016 PACIFIC HORIZONS SCHOOL GRADUATES HIGHLY MOTIVATED

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It’s been thirteen years since the first graduates of Pacific Horizons School in Ottoville received their diplomas and this year, the school is proud to say goodbye to eight seniors, its highest number of graduates ever.

 

This year’s coverage of the 2016 graduation season — Awards is brought to you by Paramount Builders, a local company that prides itself in promoting education and investing in the territory’s children.

 



OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE HONORED AT ASCC GRADUATE BANQUET

The American Samoa Community College (ASCC) Graduate Banquet, a final social occasion for graduates-to-be as well as an occasion to honor outstanding academic achievement, was held several days prior to the College’s 64th Commencement Ceremony last week. The event, organized by the Division of Student Services, gives each ASCC department the opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments students whose achievements in the many areas of study the College offers merits special recognition.
 



TERRITORIAL SPELLING BEE WINNER HEADED TO THE SCRIPPS NATIONAL BEE

She studies the entire dictionary to prepare
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“It’s been quite a difficult few months studying the entire Webster’s Dictionary! I feel as if the whole world is on my shoulders representing American Samoa. At the same time, this one last try at the National Spelling Bee is one for the books,” said Debrina Maggie Alaia Su'a of Manulele Tausala Elementary School.
 



LOCAL RED CROSS OPERA PREMIERS TONIGHT

Source: Media Release, Dancing Fingers

PAGO PAGO — It’s not the Met in New York, or La Scala in Italy that the moving theme of Handel’s ‘Largo’ from Xerxes would be performed for the first time, but at the Governor H. Rex Lee Auditorium in Utulei for a Samoan audience. The event is a partnership between the Dancing Fingers Productions and the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross American Samoa (ARCAS) unit.
 
The proceeds from the benefit concert will go to help complete the local Red Cross administrative building in Tafuna.
 



TAUSI FEAGAIGA (COVENANT KEEPER) PROJECT LAUNCHES

Tausi Feagaiga (Covenant Keeper), a collaborative project between Pacific Youth & Community Development, the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) and the Diocese Samoa Pago Pago – Hope House was launched with an Opening Ceremony held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Hope House, in Fatu-o-Aiga. The project is funded by the Administration for Native Americans (ANA).

 



TWO UNIQUE VOICES IN AMERICA: SAMOAN WOMEN PAVE THE WAY

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Published Samoan author Sia Figiel is currently in cheese country, on her way to Washington DC to advocate for “Walk the Talk” which raises much needed awareness for two problems that greatly affect the global population, especially Samoans: obesity and diabetes.
 
Sia is being hosted in Wisconsin by fellow female Samoan writer Lynn Pulou Alaimalo, whose husband SFC Christopher Uperesa Alaimalo of Vatia and Auasi is stationed at Fort McCoy.
 



BEST OF THE BEST: ASCC SPRING 2016 COMMENCEMENT GRADUATES 100+

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Last Friday morning, the American Samoa Community College held its 64th Commencement Ceremony for the Spring Class Semester of 2016. Governor Lolo Matalasi Moliga offered special remarks congratulating the graduating class and saying their job is now “to nurture and expand the knowledge and talents given to you.”

 

 The Best of the Best is sponsored by Bluesky Communications with photo pages  Congratulation Graduates sponsored by Congresswoman Aumua Amata and Carl’s Jr..

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2016 RED CROSS HONORARY PATRONS RAISE THE STANDARD OF FUNDRAISING

Source: Media Release, American Samoa Red Cross

On a windy Wednesday evening, Governor and First Lady Cynthia Moliga paid tribute to the 2016 Red Cross Honorary Patrons by hosting an invitation-only cocktail reception at their official residence at Mauga-o-Alii.
 
Four out of the ten patrons were present: Mr. & Mrs. Su’a Carl Schuster of Utulei, Mrs. Tofoipupu Unutoa-Mageo of Pago Pago, HTC Sili Dr. Kerisiano Sataua & Mrs. Eseta Sataua of Fagasa, and Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Wyberski of Pago Pago.
 



PAEPAETELE MAPU SAEI JAMIAS DECLARES SECOND RUN FOR CONGRESSIONAL SEAT

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Maintaining a strong relationship with the US Army, a new hospital facility, and exporting local agriculture products are among the many issues that Paepaetele Mapu Saei Jamias plans to target if elected as American Samoa’s Delegate to the U.S. House in this year’s general election.
 
Samoa News reported in March that Paepaetele had informed the American Samoa Democratic Party of his intention to run for the Congressional seat and he made an official announcement in a Samoa News paid advertisement published in the Apr. 22 edition.
 



“KING OF THE ROCK 2” CHAMPIONSHIPS FOR OLYMPIC-STYLE BOXING IS “ON”

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The King of the Rock 2 Boxing Championship event is just around the corner, and boxing fiva is mounting. Hosted by the American Samoa Boxing Federation (ASBF), in partnership with the American Samoa Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs (DYWA), the second round for the event will feature two champions who are ready to defend their titles for the first time; while two titles from KR -1 are now open for challenge — having been vacated.

 



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